Baltimore County Council on Tuesday heard testimony on proposed legislation that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to existing county laws that prevent discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations.
Officials from Elmhurst College said Tuesday that 5% of applicants identified themselves as LGBT on the first set of applications received after it became the first in the nation to ask about orientation and gender identity.
New Hampshire House Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt (R-Salem) told the Eagle Tribune that the legislature must first deal with some critical financial and economic-related legislation before any further discussion about the possible repeal of marriage equality. At the earliest, Bettencourt says a vote on HB 437 could come in February. Further debate is forthcoming despite a University of New Hampshire poll which found that 62 percent of state residents support the marriage equality law that took effect in January 2010.
Three gay and lesbian couples are heading to Greenville County Court House in South Carolina today to request marriage licenses. Their requests will be denied as the state passed a ban on marriage equality in 2006, but the couples hope their action will highlight the harms of not being able to marry their partners.