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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.

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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Gay Rights Opponents Try Direct Approach in Push for Own Protections

By | March 3rd, 2016|LGBT|

ATLANTA — Less than a year after the Supreme Court recognized a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, conservative lawmakers across the country are pushing for a new round of legal protections for opponents of gay rights. But the proposals are meeting the kind of

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Transgender student’s use of locker room causes stir at San Diego high school

By | February 11th, 2016|Education, Intergroup Relations, LGBT|

teenager who was born female and uses the boys’ locker room at Rancho Bernardo High School in San Diego has triggered a dispute over a state law that seeks to accommodate transgender students.

A Poway Unified School District board meeting was packed Tuesday night with people raising questions about student rights.

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City of San Francisco and the SF Human Rights Commission Receive Perfect Score on Municipal Equality Index (MEI) for Legislation and Policy Development Benefiting City’s LGBT Community
The Human Rights Campaign awards San Francisco Perfect Score of 100 on the 2015 MEI

By | January 5th, 2016|LGBT|

SF Human Rights Commission also recognized for its advocacy related to violence prevention in the Trans Community and for overall programming & advocacy related to empowering City’s LGBT community

(San Francisco, CA) The Human Rights Campaign, the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, recently released its Municipal Equality Index (MEI) scorecard awarding the

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The Human Rights Campaign awards San Francisco Perfect Score of 100 on the 2015 MEI

As Transgender Students Make Gains, Schools Hesitate at Bathrooms

By | November 4th, 2015|Education, LGBT|

CHICAGO — Asked to call a transgender boy by a male name he has chosen for himself, teachers and administrators around the country have leaned toward a simple response: Sure. Allow a high school student who was born male but identifies as female to join the volleyball team? Fine.

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Houston Voters Reject Broad Anti-Discrimination Ordinance

By | November 4th, 2015|LGBT|

HOUSTON — A yearlong battle over gay and transgender rights that turned into a costly, ugly war of words between this city’s lesbian mayor and social conservatives ended Tuesday as voters easily repealed an anti-discrimination ordinance that had attracted attention from the White House, sports figures and Hollywood celebrities.

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Illinois District Violated Transgender Student’s Rights, U.S. Says

By | November 3rd, 2015|Education, LGBT|

CHICAGO — Federal education authorities, staking out their firmest position yet on an increasingly contentious issue, found Monday that an Illinois school district violated anti-discrimination laws when it did not allow a transgender student who identifies as a girl and participates on a girls’ sports team to change and shower

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Nondiscrimination ordinance puts Houston at the center of latest gay rights battle

By | November 2nd, 2015|LGBT|

But when Parker pushed aggressively for Houston to adopt nondiscrimination protections for gay and transgender people, the mayor’s support was tested and the fourth-largest city in

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