Tag Archive | LGBT discrimination

US: Supreme Court may hold key to housing for LGBT+

US: Supreme Court may hold key to housing for LGBT+

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 […]

US Supreme Court rejects Hawaii B&B that refused to serve lesbian couple

US Supreme Court rejects Hawaii B&B that refused to serve lesbian couple

(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 […]

TG4: Finné (Witness) Louise Hannon – Transgender Discrimination Case

TG4: Finné (Witness) Louise Hannon – Transgender Discrimination Case

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 […]

US: Trump Chooses Gov Mike Pence, Both With Anti-LGBT Records

US: Trump Chooses Gov Mike Pence, Both With Anti-LGBT Records

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.

Mississippi: ‘Freedom of Conscience’ Bill Passed, Allowing LGBT Discrimination

Mississippi: ‘Freedom of Conscience’ Bill Passed, Allowing LGBT Discrimination

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, CEO Of Marriott International, Says It’s NOT OK To Discriminate Against LGBT People

Arne Sorenson, CEO Of Marriott International, Says It’s NOT OK To Discriminate Against LGBT People

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 […]