Today, USA Today published an op-ed by Attorney General Eric Holder, noting that the Department of Justice will be filing a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, opposing statewide bans on marriage equality as a violation of equal protection.
Last week, the Board of Trustees at Erskine College, a Christian liberal arts school associated with the Presbyterian Church in Due West, South Carolina, released a discriminatory statement claiming that sexual relationships between two people of the same sex are "contrary to the will of the Creator," while citing passages from the Bible.
A flurry of bills have been introduced which seek to limit a transgender person's ability to use the public bathroom in alignment with their gender identity. The discriminatory bills are founded on debunked information and criminalize people for their gender identity.
A new report, Understanding Issues Facing Transgender Americans, has found that transgender people are among the most vulnerable communities in America. Transgender women and trans people of color are at particular risk.