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LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 07/20/2018

Atlanta Appeals Court Again Rules Gays, Lesbians Not a Protected Class

The federal appeals court in Atlanta has once again decided that gays and lesbians are not protected under federal discrimination laws because of their sexual orientation. In a decision issued Wednesday, the full…

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ADDED ON: 07/18/2018

Violence, Discrimination Prompts LGBTI Hondurans to Migrate

Members of Colectivo Unidad Color Rosa, an LGBTI advocacy group in the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula, on July 11 were sewing a transgender Pride flag for an upcoming march. On…

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ADDED ON: 07/16/2018

HRC Confronts Trump-Putin With Projection Calling Out Anti-LGBTQ Crimes Against Humanity in Chechnya

Today, just ahead of tomorrow’s Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, HRC projected an enormous message onto the Presidential Palace in Helsinki demanding that Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin immediately end the ongoing anti-LGBTQ crimes…

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ADDED ON: 07/15/2018

These Businesses Don’t Want Your Money If You’re LGBT, Married Or Not

Some businesses want to be able to refuse services to LGBT people, married or not, as shown in the disturbing court case of a Hawaii B&B owner who turned away a lesbian…

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ADDED ON: 07/13/2018

All the Damage Brett Kavanaugh Could Do to LGBT Rights

The gravity of President Trump’s nomination of a second Supreme Court justice for LGBTQ people and other vulnerable groups cannot be overstated. If confirmed, Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, would…

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ADDED ON: 07/13/2018

Anti-LGBT Pastor Crashed a GOP Event to Pray for Victory

A controversial anti-LGBT pastor who once urged his followers to bring guns to church has turned his attention to delivering invocations at campaign rallies for Scott Wagner, the Republican candidate for Pennsylvania…

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ADDED ON: 07/12/2018

For Many LGBTI Migrants, North of the Border Is No Refuge

Jade Quintanilla had come to the northernmost edge of Mexico from El Salvador looking for help and safety, but five months had passed since she had arrived in this border town, and…

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ADDED ON: 07/12/2018

House Panel OKs ‘religious freedom’ Anti-LGBT Adoption Amendment

A House committee approved on Wednesday as part of major appropriations legislation an amendment seen to allow taxpayer-funded adoption agencies to deny placement into LGBT families over religious objections. The amendment, introduced by…

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ADDED ON: 07/11/2018

What Trump’s Supreme Court Nomination Means for LGBTQ Rights

President Trump, America’s top drama queen, did everything he could to infuse his second Supreme Court nomination with ratings-grabbing suspense and pageantry. But for queer Americans, there was only one question to…

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ADDED ON: 07/10/2018

Trump Policies Will Send LGBT Asylum Seekers to Their Deaths

The Department of Justice is hoping to restructure the U.S. asylum system to bar anyone who enters the country illegally from applying for asylum, news that Vox broke recently. The proposed changes…

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ADDED ON: 07/08/2018

By Day, He Runs for President of South Sudan. By Night, He Unloads Trucks at Lowe’s.

Just minutes into the night shift at Lowe’s, beads of sweat sparkle on Bol Gai Deng’s forehead. He’s at the back of the suburban Richmond store, unloading a 54-foot truck crammed with…

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ADDED ON: 07/08/2018

These Five Court Cases Could Change the Future of LGBT Rights

The Supreme Court nominee President Trump is expected to announce on Monday could play as large a role in unraveling LGBT rights as retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy did in recognizing them. As…

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