Tag Archive | ACLU
LGBT+ advocates sued Idaho over a ban on transgender people changing their birth certificates on Thursday, one day after another lawsuit challenged the US state’s ban – the first in the country – on trans women competing in female sports leagues. Both laws were passed last month, as trans rights have become the latest flashpoint […]
US businesses with federal government contracts would be allowed not to hire LGBT+ candidates on religious grounds, under a proposed rule announced on Wednesday by the US Department of Labor. The policy change would state that government contractors, including universities, hospitals and corporations, can claim religious exemptions in employment decisions, if they can produce evidence […]
A second transgender asylum seeker who was HIV-positive has died after being detained in the United States, government officials said on Monday, sparking fresh concerns over the treatment of LGBT+ immigrants. Johana Medina Leon, 25, died on Saturday at a hospital in El Paso, Texas, after being diagnosed as HIV-positive and complaining of chest pains, […]
(Reuters) – The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether US law banning workplace discrimination on the basis of sex protects gay and transgender workers, as the conservative-majority court waded into a fierce dispute involving a divisive social issue. At issue in the high-profile legal fight is whether gay and transgender people are covered […]
Lawmakers in the US Midwest on Thursday last weighed a proposal to limit transgender students’ right to play school sports, a measure legal experts say would be as incendiary as a bathroom ban approved three years ago in the state of North Carolina. The proposal in South Dakota, that would only allow transgender student athletes […]
A US court clerk, who made headlines by refusing to issue marriage licences to gay couples, should be made to pay thousands of dollars for the legal furore that followed, officials said on Thursday. Kim Davis needs to take financial responsibility, and pay $225,000 in legal fees, accrued when she was sued by four couples […]
The front line in the battle for transgender equality in the United States has moved to Ohio, where campaigners are leading a push for change, after Puerto Rico allowed people to alter their gender on birth certificates. Ohio, Kansas, and Tennessee are the only three US states that do not allow people to determine their […]
In New Hampshire, Republican Governor, Chris Sununu, has signed HB 1319 into law, protecting transgender individuals across the state from discrimination in employment, housing and public spaces. The major victory for equality marks the first statewide proactive win on LGBTQ non-discrimination protections in any state since 2016. New Hampshire is now the 19th state in the […]
Fifty members of the US Senate have sent a letter to the Dept of Defense opposing President Trump’s directive to ban transgender service members from serving in the military. That directive has been blocked by federal courts in four separate cases, including the American Civil Liberties Union’s lawsuit, Stone v. Trump.
Sometimes legislators do something so discriminatory and full of hate that it’s hard to believe someone isn’t trying to pull your leg. But six Republican legislators in South Carolina [recently] introduced legislation that would define any marriage not between a man and a woman as a ‘parody marriage’. And they’re deadly serious.