Donald Trump Says Gay Marriage Decision is 'Settled,' but Abortion Law Must Go Back to States
Nov 15, 2016 President-elect Donald Trump said that the issue of gay marriage was “settled.” In CBS 60 Minutes interview with Lesley Stahl, Trump was asked by the host if he personally supported marriage equality to which he replied, "It's irrelevant because it was already settled. It's law. It was settled in the Supreme Court. I mean it's done."
CDC Study: High Incidence of Drug and Alcohol Consumption, Dating Relationship Abuse Found Among LGB Teens
Sep 06, 2016 A recent study released by Centers for Disease Control found that gay and bisexual teenagers were more vulnerable to bullying and being involved in abusive dating relationships, and were more likely to consume alcohol and drugs.
Texas Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction on Federal Bathroom Directive
Aug 24, 2016 A federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked a directive allowing students to use bathrooms and locker rooms as per their gender identity. The ruling was pronounced before schools are scheduled to open for the next academic year.
Federal Judge Says Funeral Home Can Part Ways with Employee Based on Deeply-Held Religious Beliefs
Aug 22, 2016 A federal judge dismissed a discrimination claim by transgender employee formerly working at a funeral home in Detroit, Michigan.
Target to Spend $20 Million to Add Single-Stall Restrooms After Backlash from Transgender Bathroom Policy
Aug 22, 2016 Target plans to spend $20 million to expand its bathroom facilities months after it announced transgender restroom policy.
Protestant Pastors Rarely Requested to Officiate Gay Weddings, Invitations Vary Among Denomination
Aug 19, 2016 A new LifeWay research shows that pastors are rarely requested to preside over same-sex marriages and that most of the requests are made to Presbyterian and reformed pastors, while Baptist pastors are least likely to be asked to officiate gay weddings.
Municipal Judge in Danger of Losing Her Office Over Her Views on Officiating Same-Sex Marriage
Jun 19, 2016 A municipal judge in Wyoming is in danger of losing her job and asked to pay a fine of $40,000 for telling a journalist over a phone interview that she as a judge will not officiate same-sex marriage but other magistrates may do so, in response to a hypothetical question posed by him.
Michigan School District Ceases Implementation of Transgender Bathroom Policy after Father Pulls Out 3 Sons
Jun 11, 2016 Michigan Howell Public School District has halted federal bathroom policy to allow transgender students to access bathrooms of their choice when a father stopped sending his three sons to school after one of his sons were embarrassed by sharing bathroom with a girl.
Georgia ACLU Executive Director Resigns Over Bathroom Stance, Seeks Open Platform for Discussion
Jun 06, 2016 The Executive Director of American Civil Liberties Union Georgia chapter resigned over the organization’s stance on directive allowing use of bathrooms as per gender identity.
Mexican President Announces Steps to Legalize Gay Marriage
May 19, 2016 Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto announced steps to legalize same-sex marriage in Mexico before congress yesterday. As yet, gay marriage is only legal in the country's capital, and in eight other states out of 31.
Orgeon Students Protest Transgender Bathroom Directive Sent by White House
May 19, 2016 A group of students from Hedrick Middle School skipped classes to protest transgender student restroom directive passed by the White House.
North Carolina, Justice Department Duel Over Bathroom Ordinance and Interpretation of Equality Laws
May 10, 2016 The US Department of Justice and the North Carolina remain at odds with each other, and filed counter lawsuits accusing the other of misinterpreting and violating the laws.
Alabama City Passes Legislation Mandating People to Use Bathroom Aligned with Birth Gender
Apr 29, 2016 The City Council of Oxford in Alabama voted to pass a new law that requires people to use public bathroom aligned with their birth sex. The law also applies to transgender people.
High School in South Carolina Changes Position on Bathroom Policy After Suspending Transgender Student for Using Boys' Room
Apr 27, 2016 A Horry County School in South Carolina has softened its stance on bathroom policy, after it suspended a transgender student for a day for using boys’ bathroom in violation of school mandate.