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USA: Sex Education Becomes Battlefield in Culture War over LGBT+ rights

USA: Sex Education Becomes Battlefield in Culture War over LGBT+ rights

The parental opt-out law passed in Tennessee may embolden more conservative states to follow in the run-up to 2022 midterms, LGBT+ activists say Sex education is emerging as the next battleground in a U.S. culture war over LGBT+ rights, as some conservative state legislators seek to keep discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity out […]

US: Beth Robinson to become first openly gay female circuit judge

US: Beth Robinson to become first openly gay female circuit judge

(Reuters) – The Biden administration’s nomination of Myrna Pérez, to serve on the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals, advanced on Thursday to the full US Senate, over Republican objections to her voting-rights advocacy. The Senate Judiciary Committee recommended Pérez’s nomination in a 12-10 largely party-line vote.

US: Trans rights divide political rivals

US: Trans rights divide political rivals

Americans are deeply divided over transgender rights, data released on Tuesday showed, with experts accusing politicians of exploiting clear differences along party lines, to foment a culture war over the issue in recent years. Seven Republican U.S. states have barred trans competitors from girls’ school sports, since Democrat President Joe Biden expressed support for trans […]

US: LGBT law expert gets 2nd term at EEOC

US: LGBT law expert gets 2nd term at EEOC

(Reuters) – The US Senate on Wednesday confirmed Seema Nanda, who filled various posts at the US Department of Labor during the Obama administration, as solicitor of [labour] and approved a new five-year term for Equal Employment Opportunity Commission member, Jocelyn Samuels. The Democrat-led Senate voted 53-46 to confirm Nanda, who was also the chief […]

US will add gender-neutral ‘X’ on passports

US will add gender-neutral ‘X’ on passports

The United States said on Wednesday it would add a third gender option on US passports, for people who do not define as male or female, in a victory for non-binary and intersex Americans. Wednesday’s announcement adds the United States to a growing number of countries offering a third – or ‘X’ – option on […]

Athletics: Telfer out of US trials due to eligibility rules

Athletics: Telfer out of US trials due to eligibility rules

(Reuters) – Hurdler CeCe Telfer will not be allowed to compete in the US Olympic trials this week, because she has not met World Athletics standards for transgender athletes, USA Track and Field said. Telfer had hoped to participate in the women’s 400 metres hurdles […] at the trials in Eugene, Oregon.

US: Supreme Court rules against LGBT rights in foster care

US: Supreme Court rules against LGBT rights in foster care

(Reuters) – The US Supreme Court embraced religious rights over LGBT rights on Thursday, by ruling in favour of a Catholic Church-affiliated agency, that sued after Philadelphia refused to place children for foster care with the organisation, because it barred same-sex couples from applying to become foster parents. The 9-0 ruling, written by conservative Chief […]

US: Most Republicans support same-sex marriage for first time – Gallup

US: Most Republicans support same-sex marriage for first time – Gallup

A majority of Republicans in the United States support same-sex marriage for the first time, a Gallup poll found on Wednesday, with a record 70% of all respondents backing gay weddings. The research shows a significant increase in approval of same-sex marriage since 2015, when it was legalised nationwide following a Supreme Court ruling, and […]

US: Pentagon won’t allow pride flags on installations

US: Pentagon won’t allow pride flags on installations

(Reuters) – The Pentagon said on Friday that it would not make an exception to allow US military installations to fly rainbow pride flags in June, keeping a policy set by former President, Donald Trump, that limited the type of flags that could be flown on bases. Earlier this week, President Joe Biden said that […]

US: Prides ban LGBT+ police in uniform

US: Prides ban LGBT+ police in uniform

Pride organisers in several US and Canadian cities will ban LGBT+ police officers from wearing their uniforms during events this Summer, as anger about police brutality against minorities simmers a year after the murder of George Floyd. Marching in uniformed groups waving rainbow flags, LGBT+ policemen and women have been a familiar sight at Pride […]