Last week, moments before the first same-sex marriage license was signed, King County Executive Dow Constantine told the story of two gay rights pioneers who had their license application denied in the same building 41 years earlier.
Some students at Point Loma Nazarene University are calling for change after a failed attempt to form a gay-themed student group. Point Loma Nazarene senior Sean Lewis, who is openly gay, said he and others often feel unwelcome on campus. "I've gotten messages on Facebook ... warning me that I'm going to hell," said Lewis. The school is associated with the Church of the Nazarene, an evangelical Christian denomination. To lessen that angst among gay students, Lewis recently spearheaded a campaign to begin a gay-themed discussion group.
Mayor Stephanie Miner today signed a new local law that extends civil rights to all people regardless of gender expression. The law, which passed the city council 7-1 last month, prohibits discrimination based on a person’s “actual or perceived sex, or their gender identity or expression.”
Point Loma Nazarene senior Sean Lewis, who is openly gay, said he and others often feel unwelcome on campus...To lessen that angst among gay students, Lewis recently spearheaded a campaign to begin a gay-themed discussion group.
New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney: "I have firmly stated before and will say again now that I do not believe you put civil rights on the ballot, period. It is the job of elected officials to ensure that everyone is provided equal protection and equal rights under the law."
A handful of LGBT and civl rights organizations will host a discussion and town hall meeting this week to build community awareness of the Chicago Police Department’s new policy that outlines how police interact with transgender and gender nonconforming detainees.