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US: Govt. contractors could refuse LGBT+ workers under new religious exemption

US: Govt. contractors could refuse LGBT+ workers under new religious exemption

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 […]

US: Death of second transgender asylum seeker sparks safety fears

US: Death of second transgender asylum seeker sparks safety fears

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, […]

US: Supreme Court takes up major LGBT+ job discrimination cases

US: Supreme Court takes up major LGBT+ job discrimination cases

(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 […]

US: Proposed state law would limit play for transgender students

US: Proposed state law would limit play for transgender students

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 […]

US: Anti-gay marriage Kim Davis may have to pay legal fees

US: Anti-gay marriage Kim Davis may have to pay legal fees

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 […]

US: Transgender equality battle front line moves to Ohio

US: Transgender equality battle front line moves to Ohio

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 […]

New Hampshire: Governor Signs Legislation Protecting Trans People from Discrimination

New Hampshire: Governor Signs Legislation Protecting Trans People from Discrimination

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 […]