Tag Archive | America

US: Anti-Transgender Amendment Fails in House of Representatives

US: Anti-Transgender Amendment Fails in House of Representatives

In America, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has claimed victory following the defeat of an amendment proposed by Representative Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) to the FY18 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which would ban critical access to transition-related health care for military service members and their families. The amendment was defeated by a vote of 214-209, […]

Irish-American LGBT Groups & Public Reps Renew Boycott of NYC Paddy’s Day Parade

Irish-American LGBT Groups & Public Reps Renew Boycott of NYC Paddy’s Day Parade

Irish and LGBTQ community groups and elected officials have announced the renewed boycott of the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 2015. They pledged to uphold the boycott until Irish LGBTQ groups can march under their own banners on the same terms as other groups. Protests will also continue at the parade. 

New GLAAD report maps long road to full LGBT acceptance, despite historic legal advances

New GLAAD report maps long road to full LGBT acceptance, despite historic legal advances

GLAAD surveys conducted by Harris Poll show some Americans still ‘very uncomfortable’ with LGBT families and co-workers On Monday last (9th) GLAAD, America’s LGBT media advocacy organisation, released “Accelerating Acceptance,” based on two surveys – conducted on GLAAD’s behalf by Harris Poll – which reveal some non-LGBT Americans still report substantial levels of discomfort with […]

Hundreds of Law Enforcement, Clergy and Businesses Sign To Support Florida Marriage Ban Challenge

Hundreds of Law Enforcement, Clergy and Businesses Sign To Support Florida Marriage Ban Challenge

In more than 25 unique amicus briefs that have been or will be submitted this week to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, scores of first responders, law enforcement officials, states, cities, faith leaders, and businesses urge the court to end Florida’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples.  The briefs show the depth and […]

Gay Couple Featured For US Cable TV’s NFL Advert

An American cable television provider has created an advert featuring a gay couple as part of their NFL coverage campaign. The American cable TV company, DirecTV, is currently promoting their NFL Sunday Ticket package for subscribers in the United States. As part of their advertising campaign, one of their adverts (above) features a gay couple, […]

USA: Retail Chain Target Comes Out for Marriage Equality

USA: Retail Chain Target Comes Out for Marriage Equality

  The American retail chain, Target, has made its support for marriage equality official recently in a press statement, released earlier this week. Target has added its name to an amicus brief, submitted to the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court, in support of marriage equality. Their Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Jodee Kozlak, blogged […]

Watch: Reactions to Virginia’s Knockdown of Equal Marriage Ban

Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban was recently deemed unconstitutional by a federal appeals court, in a decision that could overturn similar prohibitions in the Carolinas and West Virginia. According to Associated Press, the judges at the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, VA, ruled 2-1 that the American state’s ban against same-sex marriage, and denying recognition of such unions […]