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GLAAD RESPONDS TO SENATE FAILURE TO ADVANCE VOTING RIGHTS PROTECTIONS

GLAAD RESPONDS TO SENATE FAILURE TO ADVANCE VOTING RIGHTS PROTECTIONS

(New York, NY - June 22, 2021) GLAAD, the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, is responding to the failure in the U.S. Senate to open debate on the “For the People Act,” which would combat restrictions on voting that disproportionately impact people of color and LGBTQ people. 

The vote was 50-50, evenly split between Democrats and Republicans, falling short of the 60 votes needed to override the filibuster.

GLAAD RESPONDS TO SUPREME COURT VICTORY FOR GAVIN GRIMM

GLAAD RESPONDS TO SUPREME COURT VICTORY FOR GAVIN GRIMM

 

(New York, NY - June 28, 2021) GLAAD, the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, is responding to news today that the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal on a decision that allowed a transgender student, Gavin Grimm, to use the bathroom that corresponded to his gender identity.

GLAAD RESPONDS TO U.S. SUPREME COURT FULTON DECISION

GLAAD RESPONDS TO U.S. SUPREME COURT FULTON DECISION

“Agencies have a right to their religious beliefs, but they don’t have a right to a government contract, or to use taxpayer dollars to discriminate. Children belong in safe, loving homes that LGBTQ people can and do provide.  The Court's decision is specific to one agency and how one city applied its nondiscrimination law. This decision makes it clear, taxpayer-funded agencies do not have a constitutional right to discriminate based on religious beliefs, but LGBTQ people should not have to rely on the Supreme Court year after year to affirm our equality and our dignity.

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