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US: LGBT Group Responds To Proposal Allowing Health Care Workers to Discriminate Against LGBTQ People

US: LGBT Group Responds To Proposal Allowing Health Care Workers to Discriminate Against LGBTQ People

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has responded to the Trump-Pence Administration’s potential proposal for new rules that would allow healthcare workers to discriminate against patients based on gender identity and other factors. On Wednesday, Politico reported that the Trump-Pence White House is currently reviewing a proposed Department of Health and Human Services regulation that would […]

US: HRC Releases Annual State Equality Index Ratings

US: HRC Releases Annual State Equality Index Ratings

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation and the Equality Federation Institute in the US, have recently released their annual State Equality Index (SEI), a comprehensive state-by-state report detailing statewide laws and policies that affect LGBTQ people and their families, and placing states in one of four categories based on their pro- and anti-LGBTQ state laws. […]

Trump-Pence’s Anti-LGBT Nominee Confirmed for Lifetime Judicial Appointment

Trump-Pence’s Anti-LGBT Nominee Confirmed for Lifetime Judicial Appointment

Rights groups have denounced the confirmation of L. Steven Grasz to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Grasz was confirmed with a vote of 50-48. “We are deeply disappointed that Senate Republicans have voted to confirm a nominee who is clearly unfit to serve as a federal judge,” said HRC Government […]

HRC to Honour Trans Advocate Gavin Grimm at Time to THRIVE Conference on LGBTQ Youth

HRC to Honour Trans Advocate Gavin Grimm at Time to THRIVE Conference on LGBTQ Youth

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), has announced that it will honour transgender advocate, Gavin Grimm, with an Upstander Award, at the organization’s annual Time to THRIVE Conferenceon February 16-18 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando. The conference is co-presented by the National Education Association and the American Counseling Association. “Gavin has set […]

US: HRC Releases 2018 Buyer’s Guide for LGBT Supportive Holiday Shopping

US: HRC Releases 2018 Buyer’s Guide for LGBT Supportive Holiday Shopping

As many Irish companies have their parent companies in the US, or are affiliates of US companies, the following might be of interest to the LGBT community and its supporters here. You can now quickly view the particular company by category online, and view its LGBT equality rating, to make an informed decision on whether […]

US: SCOTUS Arguments in Crucial Masterpiece Cakeshop Case

US: SCOTUS Arguments in Crucial Masterpiece Cakeshop Case

Decision Could Have Sweeping Consequences for LGBTQ People Yesterday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the LGBTQ civil rights organization in America, released the following statements ahead of oral arguments at the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The case, which will be decided by next […]

US: Senate Republicans Pass Trump-Pence Tax Scheme — Including Attack on Health Care

US: Senate Republicans Pass Trump-Pence Tax Scheme — Including Attack on Health Care

US Senate Republicans have passed legislation carefully crafted to undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other vital health care programs, and could impact on Medicare, Medicaid and HIV/AIDS programmes. The Human Rights Campaign, the American LGBTQ civil rights organization, issued the following statement about the vote:  “With thoughtless disregard for their constituents, 51 Senate Republicans […]