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LGBT-related laws include but are not limited to: government recognition of same-sex relationships, LGBT adoption, sexual orientation and military service, immigration equality, anti-discrimination laws, hate crime laws regarding violence against LGBT people, sodomy laws, anti-lesbianism laws, and higher ages of consent for same-sex activity.

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and other elected officials pledge to support transgender people

By | April 20th, 2016|LGBT|

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and other elected officials signed a pledge to protect the rights of transgender and gender non-conforming people as part of a new statewide coalition called Transform California.

Read more in the Los Angeles Times.

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Appeals Court Favors Transgender Student in Virginia Restroom Case

By | April 20th, 2016|Education, LGBT|

Weeks after a new North Carolina law put transgender bathroom access at the heart of the nation’s culture wars, a federal appeals court in Richmond, Va., ruled on Tuesday in favor of a transgender student who was born female and wishes to use the boys’ restroom at his rural Virginia high school.

 

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Surgery unburdens transgender boy

By | April 14th, 2016|LGBT|

The night before his surgery, Rancho Bernardo’s Sam Moehlig woke up several times. “Then I’d see it’s 2 in the morning and go back to bed.”

He rose at 4:30 for breakfast, his last meal before his 2 p.m. operation in a Thousand Oaks clinic. Going under the knife, the 14-year-old said later, “was kind of

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Why Mississippi’s New Anti-LGBT Law Is the Most Dangerous One to Be Passed Yet

By | April 8th, 2016|LGBT|

n Tuesday morning, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed into law HB 1523—the “Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination fact”—one of the most sweeping of the nation’s “religious liberty” bills that are making the rounds in numerous red-state capitals this year. In the press they are often

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‘Religious liberty’ vs. gay rights: Georgia rejects measure while North Carolina stands firm

By | March 29th, 2016|LGBT|

Under pressure from the entertainment industry and major corporations, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday vetoed a “religious liberty” bill that would have made it legal to deny services to gay people.

 

Read more in the Los Angeles Times.

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Anti-gay bill pits Georgia’s conservative values against Hollywood’s inclusivity — much like the nation’s political divide

By | March 28th, 2016|LGBT|

Hollywood’s threat to boycott production in Georgia over proposed anti-gay legislation is a collision of politics, culture and economics that reflects the divisive lines between conservatives and liberals playing out in the race for the White House. Both sides say it’s about values.

 

Read more in the Los Angeles Times.

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Restroom UnrestRestroom Unrest

By | March 28th, 2016|Education, LGBT|

New North Carolina law requires public colleges to segregate bathrooms by biological birth gender, forcing transgender students and faculty members to use facilities that don’t reflect their identities. UPDATE: Three university employees sue.

Read more in Inside Higher Ed.

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Transgender Law Makes North Carolina Pioneer in Bigotry

By | March 25th, 2016|LGBT|

Officials in Charlotte, N.C., spent more than a year carefully considering and debating an antidiscrimination ordinance that was passed in February to promote the city’s culture of inclusiveness. State lawmakers quashed it on Wednesday by passing an appalling, unconstitutional bill that bars transgender people from using public restrooms that match their gender

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The next battleground for LGBT rights

By | March 7th, 2016|Intergroup Relations, LGBT|

The last great LGBT rights battle was fought over marriage. The next one might be over bathrooms, whether activists like it or not.

Across the country, LGBT advocates and conservatives are battling over transgender nondiscrimination laws that have again and again turned into single-issue showdowns over access to bathrooms and locker rooms.

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