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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 […]

US: Half of Senate Opposes Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

US: Half of Senate Opposes Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

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.

South Carolina: 6 Legislators Want Same-Sex Marriages to Be Called ‘Parody Marriages’

South Carolina: 6 Legislators Want Same-Sex Marriages to Be Called ‘Parody Marriages’

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.