United States

LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 08/19/2019

Two conversion therapy survivors want protections for LGBTQ youth

For Thomas Argue, growing up in Victoria County in the 1990s was idyllic in some ways, humiliating and painful in others. Argue, who is gay, was raised in Plaster Rock, where his…

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ADDED ON: 08/18/2019

America Moved On From Its Gay-Rights Moment—And Left a Legal Mess Behind

Roughly half of americans think federal law bans discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Despite four years of nationwide same-sex marriage, despite rapidly growing cultural acceptance for LGBTQ people, despite extensive…

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ADDED ON: 08/17/2019

The Trump Administration Asked The Supreme Court To Legalize Firing Workers Just For Being Transgender

The Trump administration on Friday took one of its most aggressive steps yet to legalize anti-transgender discrimination by telling the Supreme Court that federal law allows firing workers solely for being transgender,…

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ADDED ON: 08/17/2019

Native American Tribes Are Wrestling With Decision To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

While across the U.S. same-sex marriage has been legal for four years, some Native American tribes still fail to recognize it. Tribes are empowered to make their own laws, and some are…

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ADDED ON: 08/14/2019

Fear: If unchained, faith-based bias would crush LGBT medical care

Gay Africans barred from medical care. A rise in HIV infections in homophobic countries. Reduced access to health care for LGBTI people both in the United States and abroad. Those are some…

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ADDED ON: 08/11/2019

Modesto denies permit for ‘straight pride’ rally

A Northern California city has denied a request to hold a so-called straight pride rally at a local park. Modesto city officials on Friday denied an application by the National Straight Pride…

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ADDED ON: 08/11/2019

LGBTQ asylum seekers persecuted at home and in U.S. custody

With more than 800,000 migrants currently applying for asylum in the U.S., a growing number of immigrants rights groups are calling attention to the plight of LGBTQ people, many of whom are…

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ADDED ON: 08/10/2019

Taylor Swift explains why she got vocal for LGBTQ rights

Taylor Swift revealed that she was inspired to get vocal about LGBTQ activism after having a conversation with her friend, choreographer and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” judge Todrick Hall. In an interview with…

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ADDED ON: 08/07/2019

Religious activist fined for burning library’s LGBTQ books

A religious activist accused of burning four LGBTQ children's books that he checked out of a library in Iowa has been convicted of criminal mischief and fined. Sioux County Attorney Thomas Kunstle…

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ADDED ON: 08/07/2019

Sonoran marriage equality measure begins legislative journey

For the time being at least, Sonora’s family code defines marriage as the “legitimate union of a man and a woman,” and further states that same-sex marriages are “legally impossible.” But on…

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ADDED ON: 08/06/2019

Ohio GOP chair calls for state lawmaker who blamed mass shootings on gay marriage

Ohio Republican Party Chairwoman Jane Murphy Timken on Monday called for GOP state Rep. Candice Keller to resign after the lawmaker linked mass shootings in the U.S. to things such as gay…

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ADDED ON: 08/03/2019

Radical Baptist church preaches LGBTQ hate just miles from California’s Capitol

Pastor Roger Jimenez implored his congregation at Verity Baptist Church to separate themselves from the ways of a modern, wicked world. Burn your Harry Potter books. Trash your rock ‘n’ roll CDs.…

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