MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Uruguayan lawmakers voted Wednesday to legalize gay marriage, making the South American country the third in the Americas to do so. Supporters of the law, who had filled the public seats in the legislative building, erupted in celebration when the results were announced.
Today April 10 is National Immigration Day of Action, a day where organizations and advocates across the country march to pressure Congress to pass fair and humane comprehensive immigration reform, and over 25 LGBT organizations are standing in solidarity.
California's Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) has confirmed that a non-discrimination law guarantees all people the right to access coverage for medically necessary care regardless of gender identity or expression.
Political music need not be angry, loud or violent to get its point across. Such is the case with the moving ballad of “El Hielo (ICE)”, the new video for Los Angeles-based Chicano conjunto group La Santa Cecilia. “El Hielo (ICE)” tells the story of a group of undocumented citizens who work at the same restaurant.
Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) became the 54th U.S. senator to announce his support for same-sex marriage. He’s not running for reelection, so we can dispense with trying to figure out what it means for him politically. I can’t say the same for Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.).
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez vetoed a bill that would have helped same-sex domestic partners of military personnel obtain professional licenses in New Mexico. She later signed an identical bill that only protected heterosexual military couples, Salon reports.
The state attorney general has filed a lawsuit in Benton County Superior Court against a Richland florist who refused to provide flowers for the wedding of longtime gay customers, citing her religious opposition to same-sex marriage.
The final rules on Essential Health Benefits standards could end a long history of discrimination against transgender health coverage, as many states are already extending protections to ensure transgender people can access the benefits they deserve.