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Trump Removes LGBT Folks From Aging Survey

Trump Removes LGBT Folks From Aging Survey

By Michael d'Oliveira | May 13
The National Survey of Older Americans Act is used to help the Department of Health and Human Services decide how it will allocate federal funding. Its erasure of LGBT Americans could have serious impact.

After Anti-LGBT Legislation Enacted, SF Bans Travel to South Dakota

After Anti-LGBT Legislation Enacted, SF Bans Travel to South Dakota

By Matthew S. Bajko | Mar 18
San Francisco this week banned its employees from using taxpayer money to travel to South Dakota now that lawmakers in the Mount Rushmore State have become the first to enact anti-LGBT legislation in 2017.

Charlotte Teacher Sues After Being Fired for Same-Sex Marriage

Charlotte Teacher Sues After Being Fired for Same-Sex Marriage

By Maria Dominguez | Feb 4
Lonnie Billard filed suit against the Charlotte Catholic High School who fired him once his marriage plans were made public on a Facebook post.

As Economic Harm of HB2 Grows, NC GOP Politicians Backpedal

By Maria Dominguez | Sep 26
As unfortunate economic consequences continue to climb, with the National College Athletic Association (NCAA) and Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) both canceling events in the state, former supporters of the bill seem to be shifting position.

ACLU Sues Kim Davis for $233,000

By Brittany Ferrendi | Sep 25
The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky is suing Kim Davis for $233,000 in hopes of recovering money paid to lawyers in 2015 for defending four couples denied marriage licenses in Rowan County.

GOP's Social, Fiscal Conservatives at Odds Over Gay Rights

By David A. Lieb | Apr 6
For a party already being torn apart by the presidential contest, anti-gay state legislative efforts have exposed deep rifts between the GOP's social conservatives and its pro-business wing.

Virginia Bill Proposes Kim Davis-Style Clerk Exemptions

By John Riley | Jan 31
The Virginia Senate Committee on Courts of Justice has approved a bill that would allow county circuit court clerks or deputy clerks to refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Legislative Action Center Launched in Response to Rash of Anti-Gay State Laws

By John McDonald | Jan 31
In response to a barrage of anti-LGBT bills, Equality Federation created a Legislative Action Center to empower state-based LGBT organizations to fight back.

Gay Syrian Exile Sounds the Alarm

By John McDonald | Sep 13
Subhi Nahas has a soft and tender voice. When he speaks the pain and struggle is self-evident.

Anti-Gay Sites Eating Up Gay Baker's Rant

By John Riley | Jul 25
Jesse Bartholomew's video rant is making the rounds on the Internet, particularly on conservative media.

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