2301 posts categorized "Legal"

April 27, 2016

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.

D.C. mayor calls for citywide vote to make nation’s capital the 51st state

April 14, 2016

China judge rejects country's first same-sex marriage case

It is a long struggle to win equality. Here is wishing our Chinese counterparts strength and endurance.

White House speaks out against 'mean-spirited' anti-LGBTI legislation

Social Security lifts penalty on same-sex couples

Pennsylvania Governor signs two anti-discrimination executive orders

Thank you, Governor.

Louisiana governor signs LGBT non-discrimination order

Thank you, Governor.

Metro chairman to tight-fisted Congress: “Next time something happens, I’m blaming you guys!”

Jack Evans clashes with Rep. Mica, who doesn't appear to have much of a clue as to how our regional transit works.

April 08, 2016

Bruce Springsteen cancels concert in N.C. over anti-LGBT law

The Boss has spoken.

April 07, 2016

Funny Or Die Takes On Mississippi [VIDEO]

"The Daily Show" offers must-see takedown of "The Trans Panic Epidemic'"

Charles Barkley slams North Carolina over anti-LGBT law

Thank you, Sir Charles.

Tennessee to allow therapists to discriminate against LGBT clients

Appeals Court Rules Puerto Rico Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

This should have been obvious after Obergefell, but the diehards don't quit.

D.C. Council passes LGBT suicide prevention bill for schools

April 05, 2016

Grosso introduces Government Travel and Human Rights Act of 2016

Thanks to D.C. Council member David Grosso and his co-introducers. Thanks also to Mayor Bowser for her executive action. This is just the latest reminder of how LGBT-affirming a jurisdiction the District is.

Justice Department Investigating Maricopa County, Arizona After Primary Election Chaos