National Organization for Marriage Is Branching Out

By: Friday September 6, 2013 6:06 pm

NOM may have told the nation and the IRS that “The mission of [NOM] is to promote the importance of, and advocate for, marriage between one man and one woman, in law and society,” but we all know that NOM isn’t about promoting anything except anti-LGBT animus. The latest proof: NOM is now actively opposing a new law that protects transgender students.

 

MA: Equal Access in Public Accommodations Bill to Get Its First Hearing

By: Friday July 5, 2013 5:00 pm

A bill to prohibit discrimination against transgender people in public accommodations is scheduled to get a hearing in the Joint House and Senate Judiciary Committee of the Massachusetts General Court this Tuesday, July 9.

“An Act Relative to Equal Access in Hospitals, Public Transportation, Nursing Homes, Supermarkets, Retail Establishments, and All Other Places Open to the Public” (House Bill 1589/Senate Bill 643) would add “gender identity” to the list of classes protected from discrimination in public accommodations.

Delaware Poised to Adopt a Transgender Rights Law

By: Wednesday June 19, 2013 8:25 am

Delaware is on the verge of protecting transgender residents under its anti-discrimination and hate crimes laws. From Washington Blade:

Transgender Soldier Meets the President

By: Thursday June 6, 2013 6:50 am

Memorial Day weekend is, first and foremost, about remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. It honors the many sacrifices of those who served and who are currently serving. It lifts up families and friends who have lost loved ones to combat and in the line of duty. It recognizes the best our nation had and has to offer.

Last week, as I have on every Memorial Day spent in D.C., I joined thousands of people who visited Arlington National Cemetery to honor our fallen brothers and sisters by putting some flowers on graves and placing flags. I know how President Obama feels about lesbian, gay, and bisexual service members. He’s been very clear about that. But I wonder what he thinks about the policies that bar transgender people from serving openly.

House of Commons Gives Final Approval to Same-Sex Marriage Bill

By: Tuesday May 21, 2013 4:45 pm

Today the British House of Commons gave for a second time its overwhelming approval to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, voting 366 to 161 at the bill’s third reading. In February, the same body overwhelmingly approved the bill by a vote of 400 to 175 at its second reading.

The bill, which would legalize marriage for same-sex couples in England and Wales, now moves to the House of Lords.

Gender Identity Bill is a Legislative Priority for Maryland’s Governor Martin O’Malley

By: Saturday December 31, 2011 1:00 pm

With the start of a new legislative session in Maryland right around the corner, this report from Sharon Brackett, Board Chair for Gender Rights Maryland, is welcome news indeed.

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