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ACLU Taks Legal Action Defending Rights of Maryland Transgender Students

ACLU Taks Legal Action Defending Rights of Maryland Transgender Students

Oct 20
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a motion today to defend a Maryland school board's policies that prevent discrimination, harassment, and stigmatization of transgender and gender nonconforming students in the school system.

Hate Group Leader Blames Gays in the Military for Firing of Two-Star General

Hate Group Leader Blames Gays in the Military for Firing of Two-Star General

Oct 20
It's been six years since the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy that banned open service by out LGBTQ military personnel was repealed, and one hate group leader still can't get over it.

Senate GOP Backs Budget, Clears Way for Tax Overhaul

By Marcy Gordon and Andrew Taylor | Oct 20
Republicans must now shift their focus to enacting President Donald Trump's sweeping tax plan, a far heavier lift than the $4 trillion budget plan they've muscled through the Senate.

Prominent Chefs Oppose Baker in Major Gay Rights Case

Prominent Chefs Oppose Baker in Major Gay Rights Case

By Mark Sherman | Oct 20
Prominent chefs, bakers and restaurant owners want the Supreme Court to rule against a Colorado baker who wouldn't make a cake for a same-sex couple's wedding.

Sessions Hints 'Religious Liberty' Guidance May be Used to Discriminate

Sessions Hints 'Religious Liberty' Guidance May be Used to Discriminate

Oct 20
Can federal employees or contractors use recently released guidance on "religious liberty" to deny services to LGBTQ people? Attorney General Jeff Sessions will have to get back to you on that.

Meet Playboy's First Transgender Playmate, Ines Rau

Meet Playboy's First Transgender Playmate, Ines Rau

Oct 20
Playboy is making headlines after it was revealed the magazine will feature its first-ever transgender Playmate in its November issue.

Attorney to Detail Another Rape Allegation Against Weinstein

Attorney to Detail Another Rape Allegation Against Weinstein

Oct 20
Harvey Weinstein is now facing criminal inquiries in three cities after an Italian actress told Los Angeles detectives the disgraced film mogul raped her in a hotel room in 2013.

GOP Leaders Decry North Carolina Governor's LGBT Rights Deal

GOP Leaders Decry North Carolina Governor's LGBT Rights Deal

By Jonathan Drew | Oct 20
North Carolina's Republican leaders said Thursday that a federal court should reject a deal by the Democratic governor that would affirm the rights of transgender people to use restrooms corresponding to their gender identity.

ACLU of Montana Joins Ten Montanans in Lawsuit Challenging Anti-LGBTQ Ballot Initiative

ACLU of Montana Joins Ten Montanans in Lawsuit Challenging Anti-LGBTQ Ballot Initiative

Oct 19
The ballot initiative seeks to prevent transgender and gender-nonconforming Montanans from using public facilities that correspond with their gender identity by restricting access to public facilities in public spaces.

HRC Files Freedom of Information Act Request Regarding Anti-Gay Violence in Chechnya

HRC Files Freedom of Information Act Request Regarding Anti-Gay Violence in Chechnya

Oct 19
"The very fact that we are required to compel the State Department to release this letter speaks volumes about the Trump-Pence administration's lack of leadership on this life-or-death situation in Chechnya," said Ty Cobb, Director of HRC Global.

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