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US: LGBT+ TikTok users fear losing ‘safe space’ with Trump ban

US: LGBT+ TikTok users fear losing ‘safe space’ with Trump ban

US LGBT+ TikTok users said on Friday they feared losing a popular community platform, and valued “safe space”, after the Trump administration announced it would stop Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned video-sharing app. The order, which takes effect today, only bans new downloads of the app, but TikTok said another restriction, due to kick in […]

Trump names openly-gay Grenell acting director of national intelligence

Trump names openly-gay Grenell acting director of national intelligence

(Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Wednesday named US ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, a strong supporter of his policies, to be acting director of national intelligence. “Rick has represented our Country exceedingly well and I look forward to working with him,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

US: Trump’s ‘conscience’ rule struck down by judge

US: Trump’s ‘conscience’ rule struck down by judge

(Reuters) – A federal judge on Wednesday voided a White House-backed rule making it easier for doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers to avoid performing abortions and other medical services on religious or moral grounds. US District Judge, Paul Engelmayer, in Manhattan, said the “conscience” rule was unconstitutionally coercive, because it would let the US […]

LGBT+ Rights Advocates call Trump’s pledge ‘a lie’

LGBT+ Rights Advocates call Trump’s pledge ‘a lie’

US President Donald Trump pledged this week to help end the criminalisation of homosexuality globally, but LGBT+ rights advocates took a dim view of his speech at the United Nations, accusing him of rolling back protections at home. Trump, in his address to world leaders on Tuesday, said: “We stand in solidarity with LGBTQ people […]

US: Govt. contractors could refuse LGBT+ workers under new religious exemption

US: Govt. contractors could refuse LGBT+ workers under new religious exemption

US businesses with federal government contracts would be allowed not to hire LGBT+ candidates on religious grounds, under a proposed rule announced on Wednesday by the US Department of Labor. The policy change would state that government contractors, including universities, hospitals and corporations, can claim religious exemptions in employment decisions, if they can produce evidence […]

US: Court lets Trump trans military ban stand, but orders review

US: Court lets Trump trans military ban stand, but orders review

(Reuters) – A US appeals court handed President Donald Trump a victory in his effort to ban most transgender people from the military, ordering a judge to reconsider her ruling against the policy, which the US Supreme Court has allowed to take effect. The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday set aside a […]

US: Supreme Court takes up major LGBT+ job discrimination cases

US: Supreme Court takes up major LGBT+ job discrimination cases

(Reuters) – The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether US law banning workplace discrimination on the basis of sex protects gay and transgender workers, as the conservative-majority court waded into a fierce dispute involving a divisive social issue. At issue in the high-profile legal fight is whether gay and transgender people are covered […]

US judge rebuts Trump on transgender troop limits

US judge rebuts Trump on transgender troop limits

(Reuters) – A federal judge on Tuesday contradicted the Trump administration’s ‘incorrect’ claim that no legal blocks remain for it to enforce a contentious policy to restrict many transgender individuals from the US armed forces, starting on April 12. In a three-page notice, US Judge, Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, said an injunction that she issued against the […]

US: Pentagon sets limits on transgender troops

US: Pentagon sets limits on transgender troops

(Reuters) – The US Defense Department signed a memo on Tuesday that would enforce limitations on transgender people serving in the military, a policy that has been the subject of court challenges. The policy will take effect on April 12, and will bar most transgender individuals from serving if they require hormone treatments or transition […]

Opinion: Britain’s 20 years of open transgender military service shows Trump is wrong

Opinion: Britain’s 20 years of open transgender military service shows Trump is wrong

By Caroline Paige [Monday 4th February marked] the 20th anniversary of the day the Royal Air Force allowed me to serve openly as a transgender woman. As I reflect on the past 20 years of positive transgender inclusion in the British Armed Forces, US President, Donald Trump, continues to pursue his 2017 order to prevent […]