The Puerto Rican Senate approved a provision to their penal code that would eliminate protections for LGBT people from their hate crimes law. Change.org currently has a petition urging the Puerto Rico House of Representatives to stop the amendment. GLAAD joins Ricky Martin in urging people to sign the petition.
El Senado de Puerto Rico ha aprobado una enmienda a su código penal que eliminaría las protecciones a personas LGBT de la ley contra los crímenes de odio. Actualmente en Change.org hay una petición exhortando a la Cámara de Representantes de Puerto Rico a detener la enmienda. GLAAD se a une a Ricky Martin en instar a la gente a firmar la petición.
The anti-LGBT “Torah Declaration on Homosexuality” endorsed by ultra-Orthodox Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetsky is just one of many voices in the Orthodox Jewish community speaking out about LGBT people. Although Rabbi Kamenetsky claims to have about 130 signatures from other rabbis and health professionals on his document, his view is far from the only one held among his community.
Yesterday marked a historic moment in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history as the Obama Administration expressed its commitment to ensuring the human rights of all people, including LGBT people.