At a news conference Tuesday, local pastors, realtors and attorneys announcing their support for senate bill 2252. "We want to make sure no ones fearful about losing their job and home because of sexual orientation," says Dave Lanpher, Park Company Realtors.
LGBT-equality advocates in Virginia are celebrating a small victory after SB701 passed out of the Senate General Laws and Technology Committee on an 8-7 vote Monday evening, clearing its first hurdle on what supporters hope is its path to eventual passage.
As the nation works its way through the debate over vouchers and other alternatives to traditional public education funding, a quieter battle over homosexuality, religious education and school tax money is under way in Georgia.
When Colorado lawmakers this week launch into a civil unions bill they are expected to pass, they likely will face far less drama than in years past, yet they will do so with even less Republican support.
Gary Niles Montgomery, the 55-year-old Washington man accused of fatally stabbing transgender woman Deoni Jones, aka JaParker, at a Northeast bus stop in February 2012, appeared in court Friday morning, where his lawyers convinced U.S. Superior Court Judge Robert Morin to order Montgomery to submit to a mental-observation screening.