2317 posts categorized "Legal"

May 13, 2016

NC governor: It's 'an insult' to correlate trans rights w/ civil rights movement

Dear Governor: go ahead and be insulted. Yes, all struggles are different. No, that doesn't make it right to rank oppressions or exclude parts of our population from equal protection of the law. But keep groping for justifications as you dig yourself in deeper.

Obama Administration To Tell Schools Transgender Students Can Use Restroom Of Choice

May 09, 2016

NC sues federal government over HB 2 challenge

For my comment, see the separate post from today involving Jesus eating popcorn.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch To Unveil "Law Enforcement Action" Against North Carolina

May 08, 2016

Same-sex couples finally being given right to adopt in Ireland

Gay US diplomat found true love in Shanghai, marries Chinese boyfriend

May 04, 2016

Alabama City Council Rescinds Sweeping Anti-Trans Law After Legal Warnings

Kenya could ban 'anal probe' torture that 'tests' for gay sex

U.S. warns North Carolina that its transgender bathroom bill violates civil rights laws

Powder Rooms of the Patriarchy

My column for this week.

April 29, 2016

Colombia legalizes same-sex marriage

April 28, 2016

Paul Ryan wants to end Obamacare protections for people with pre-existing conditions

How anyone can vote for the GOP and its callous destructiveness I don't understand.

Male cops caught on video harassing lesbian inside womens' bathroom

So in the name of keeping men out of bathrooms, men with guns are sent into bathrooms. To whom does this make the slightest sense?

Tennessee governor signs "religious freedom" bill enabling counselors to decline to treat LGBT patients

April 27, 2016

Former GOP Speaker Dennis Hastert called ‘serial child molester’ by judge - gets 15 mos

North Carolina Republican urges people to "keep our state straight"

What do you mean, "keep"? Here is a legislator with an inflated view of his power.

White House: LGBT editor's murder in Bangladesh 'a heinous crime'

Gay dads win custody battle against homophobic Thai surrogate mother

A reminder that one must be careful in surrogacy agreements.

April 26, 2016

Ted Cruz Tells Transgender Women to Only Use the 'Bathroom at Home'

Sen. Cruz, we are not going to have that kind of country. We are going to defeat you and your intolerant crew.

Colorado Supreme Court denies appeal from anti-gay baker who refused to make wedding cake

April 25, 2016

@MaraKeisling just used ladies room in NC Capitol. #HB2 is unenforceable, even in Pat McCrory's own office bldg!

Keisling delivers NC NAACP's proposed NC Hmn Rights Act to Gov McCrory

April 24, 2016

Student Came Out as Non Binary in an Emotional Address to Obama Over Transgender issues

President Obama, at a Q&A in London on Saturday, answers a question from transgender student Maria Munir.

Obama credits daughters, gay friends with marriage evolution

WATCH: Michelle Obama Denounces New Anti-Gay 'Religious Freedom’ Law

April 23, 2016

Virginia Senate fails to override religious freedom bill veto

Good for Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

April 22, 2016

Obama: Anti-LGBTI laws in North Carolina and Mississippi 'wrong' and should be 'overturned'

April 21, 2016

Transgender suicide hotline calls double since North Carolina's #HB2

On your doorstep, NC Republicans.

Trump criticizes NC leaders over HB2

The trick to being an effective demagogue is maintaining your unpredictability.

Kasich shows his contempt for District voters

Kasich doesn't even bother to conceal his disdain and naked partisanship. Do not tell me this man is moderate.

April 20, 2016

"Don’t Go Away Mad, Just Go?"

My Blade column this week looks at the upcoming British referendum on exiting the European Union, and finds lessons for the Colonies.

April 19, 2016

Christian Attorney Trying To Marry His MacBook

Personally, to avoid provoking jealousy, I close the MacBook on my desk before taking my iPad to bed.

Federal Civil Rights Commission Condemns Anti-LGBT Law

US Appeals Court rules in favor of transgender student in Virginia bathroom policy case

Israeli court convicts #JerusalemPride attacker of murder

April 18, 2016

John Kasich thinks LGBT people facing discrimination should 'just get over it.'

Please stop calling this guy a moderate.

Trans woman raped 2,000 times in male prison during four year sentence

No criminal sentence ever includes being raped in prison. That is not supposed to be part of the punishment. That it is allowed to happen is unspeakable and must be changed.

Uganda's Speaker will bring back Anti-Homosexuality law

This evil woman won't quit.

April 15, 2016

Court unseals investigative file from ex-D.C. mayor Gray campaign probe

Tennessee governor vetoes bill making Bible the official state book

Aside from the First Amendment principle of church-state separation, it escapes me why some people think it serves their faith to get the government involved. But it's not really about faith. It's about dominance and control, for which religion is a marker.