Tag Archive | Discrimination

US: Trump-Pence Admin Urges Supreme Court to Provide License to Discriminate In Baker Case

US: Trump-Pence Admin Urges Supreme Court to Provide License to Discriminate In Baker Case

 The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), have released the following statement on the Trump-Pence Administration’s amicus brief, in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case involving a baker who in 2012 refused to provide a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, and who is represented by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) an anti-gay organisation […]

UK: Survey shows hate crimes against LGBT almost double in 4 years

UK: Survey shows hate crimes against LGBT almost double in 4 years

Hate crimes against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Britain have almost doubled in the past four years, campaigners said on Thursday last (7th September), with one in five people targeted in the past 12 months. A newly-released survey of 5,000 LGBT people by pollster, YouGov, found 16 percent of lesbian, gay and […]

US: Rhode Island Dept of Ed petitioned to adopt statewide trans protections

US: Rhode Island Dept of Ed petitioned to adopt statewide trans protections

Citing the unique discrimination faced by transgender and gender non-conforming students and the failure of many Rhode Island (RI) school districts to have policies in place tackling the issue, ten organizations – including the ACLU of Rhode Island, the RI State Council of Churches, and the RI Commission for Human Rights – have formally petitioned […]

US: Lambda Legal Sues U.S. Departments of Education and Justice for Trans Documents

US: Lambda Legal Sues U.S. Departments of Education and Justice for Trans Documents

Non-profit LGBT organisation, Lambda Legal have filed a federal lawsuit (August 22) to compel the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice to release information about their decision to withdraw guidance detailing the protections transgender students have under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which bans discrimination in education on the basis of sex [Title IX […]

Trump-Pence Admin. Assert Civil Rights Laws Won’t Apply to LGBTQ

Trump-Pence Admin. Assert Civil Rights Laws Won’t Apply to LGBTQ

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) have issued the following statement in response to an amicus brief, filed by the US Department of Justice, arguing that Title VII does not protect lesbian, gay, or bisexual people on the basis of sex: “Attacks against the LGBTQ community at all levels of government continue to pour in from […]

US: LGBT Groups Condemn Reversal On Discriminatory Laws In NC

US: LGBT Groups Condemn Reversal On Discriminatory Laws In NC

Yesterday (4th April) the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Equality NC released the following statements in light of the NCAA decision to consider North Carolina for championship games, despite the discrimination against LGBTQ people that remains enshrined in state law. “The NCAA’s decision to backtrack on their vow to protect LGBTQ players, employees and fans […]

France:  Government Launches Plan To Fight Hate Against LGBT People

France: Government Launches Plan To Fight Hate Against LGBT People

After the Orlando attacks in the United States in June 2016, French President Hollande announced that the mandate of the Inter-ministerial Delegation to Racism and Antisemitism would be extended to the fight against LGBTphobia, and that an action plan would be put in place. The plan is now launched. In order to implement the plan, […]