Tag Archive | LGBT discrimination
Discrimination against LGBT people costs Eastern European countries almost 2% a year in economic growth, a coalition of dozens of global companies, promoting LGBT+ inclusion, said on Tuesday. Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Ukraine are losing billions of dollars each year, due to the lack of equal workplace rights for LGBT+ people, and factors such as […]
In the six years since she was kicked out by family, student Aramis Huff has struggled to find somewhere to call home. If her mother was outright abusive, the outside world hasn’t been much kinder to the 24-year-old Black woman who identifies as queer: Huff says she has faced repeated rejection from potential roommates due […]
(Reuters) – The US Supreme Court handed a defeat on Monday to a bed and breakfast owner in Hawaii who turned away a lesbian couple due to her Christian beliefs, but it could soon take up another major case on the conflict between gay and religious rights. The justices refused to hear an appeal by […]
Episode 6 – the story of Louise Hannon – the first transgender person in Ireland to take a case against her employer on gender discrimination grounds – airs October 10th @ 9.30pm on TG4. This week’s episode of Finné recounts the extraordinary journey undertaken by Louise Hannon when she decided to take her employer to […]
According to US news reports and senior Republicans, Donald Trump has chosen the notoriously anti-LGBTQ Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his vice-presidential running mate. Mr Pence is also known for opposing Obama’s healthcare law. In anticipation of Trump choosing Pence, the Human Rights Campaign in America yesterday released a memo revisiting Governor Pence’s disastrous record.
Known as the “Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act” (House Bill No 1523) legislation has been signed into law in Mississippi in the US by the Governor, Phil Bryant, a member of the Republican party, yesterday, Tuesday 5th April. The Act is due to come into effect on 1st July this year. The […]
Arne Sorenson, President and CEO at Marriott International Inc, the hotel group which has 4,400 lodging properties in 81 countries and territories, and had reported revenue of over $14 billion in 2015, has said that it’s not OK to discriminate against LGBT people. He believes that this type of political stance is “the politics of […]