Alabama made headlines when it became the 37th state to legalize same-sex marriage in the United States, but has cancelled the vote on an LGBT-inclusive anti-discrimination bill.
Irish government is aiming to end two more discriminatory practices this upcoming year. Ireland’s health Minister Leo Varadkar, who last week came out as gay, has referred recommendations to revise restrictions on gay men donating blood; while Equality Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has confirmed that religious-run schools and hospitals will by Easter 2015 be prevented from firing staff for being gay, divorced or an unmarried parent.
Not only does Michelle voice the Arkansas Family Council's and FRC's anti-LGBT bigotry and undying dedication to inciting baseless moral panic, but perhaps above all else, they have teamed up to demonstrate a complete ignorance about the issues at hand—namely, a lack of basic legal protections and respect for various members of Arkansas' community.
Equality Florida's CEO, Nadine Smith, penned an article for the Tampa Tribune exploring the concept behind Equality Florida Institute's new project's name--Equality Means Business.
Having worked for a year as a caregiver to abused and neglected youth at the Children's Home of Lubbock as, in the words of his supervisor, one of the best employees she'd ever seen, Casey was fired by the organization's president, Lynn Harms, for being gay.
Though GLAAD reported on the role of bi community leaders on the historic day, bi advocates noted that most coverage from other outlets, including the Washington Post and the LA Times, referred to the executive order as an act for gay and transgender Americans, which is great, but unfortunately failed to recognize the "b" folks as well.
The legislation itself was not the only part of the day to make history; the guest list broke ground, too.
Today, President Obama signed an executive order that prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity against federal workers and contractors.
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Peter Sprigg makes it pretty clear: He simply wants employers' "right" to brand us immoral.