Tag : LGBT
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 i…
CDC Study: High Incidence of Drug and Alcohol Consumption, Dating Relationship Abuse Found Among LGB Teens
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. 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. 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
Target plans to spend $20 million to expand its bathroom facilities months after it announced transgender restroom policy. 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. 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
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. 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 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. A group of students from Hedrick Middle School skipped classes to protest transgender student restroom directive passed by the White House. 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. 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
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. Target will now allow transgender people to use the bathroom and fitting rooms in accordance with their gender identity and not their biological sex.