Earlier this week, bills backing religious-based discrimination against the LGBT community advanced in both Kansas and Tennessee. Kansas passed its bill when, around the same time, a similar bill was introduced in Tennessee.
Instead of creating new legislation that explicitly bans the practice one state at a time, Jacob M. Victor, a law student at Yale, suggested we try a different approach---making use of laws that are already in place.
The Washington Blade questioned Labor Secretary Thomas Perez on Wednesday about the state of employment protections for the LGBT community under ENDA, as well protections specifically geared towards workers who are transgender.
Fans of cartoonist Scott Adams' Dilbert will recognize Dogbert, Asok the intern, and the comic's signature satirical wit. Many, however, may have been (pleasantly, I hope) surprised by the strip's recent tackling of international LGBT issues—namely, India's criminalization of gay couples.
On Monday, Dale Hansen, sportscaster for the Dallas news station WFAA TV Channel 8, announced his support of gay NFL prospect Michael Sam's coming out and criticized those who spoke out against having a gay teammate on his show Hansen Unplugged.