WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands have attended rallies across Poland calling for tolerance and showing support for the LGBT community, whose march last week in the city of Bialystok was attacked by right-wing radicals. In Warsaw, a crowd of several hundred gathered in a downtown square Saturday with rainbow flags. The “Warsaw against violence” rally […]
MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of supporters of LGBT rights have marched through the center of Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, under a heavy police presence to separate them from opponents. Police said Sunday that nine people were arrested on suspicion of preparing provocations against participants in the Kiev Pride event. Ukrainian news reports estimated the number […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court arguments over LGBT rights (all times local): 12:30 p.m. A seemingly divided Supreme Court is considering whether federal civil rights law protects LGBT people from job discrimination. Justice Neil Gorsuch said in arguments Wednesday that the case seems close, but he wonders whether the justices should consider […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion rights as well as protections for young immigrants and LGBT people top an election-year agenda for the Supreme Court. Its conservative majority will have ample opportunity to flex its muscle, testing Chief Justice John Roberts’ attempts to keep the court clear of Washington partisan politics. Guns could be part of a […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — A seemingly divided Supreme Court struggled Tuesday over whether a landmark civil rights law protects LGBT people from discrimination in employment, with one conservative justice wondering if the court should take heed of “massive social upheaval” that could follow a ruling in their favor. With the court’s four liberal justices likely to […]
Jim Obergefell sat in the Supreme Court on a June morning more than two years ago and listened as Justice Anthony Kennedy read an opinion that would re-shape the lives of LGBT Americans by clearing the way for same-sex marriage nationwide.
Senators are introducing legislation that would impose sanctions on foreign individuals responsible for violence against the LGBT community.
Most LGBT-rights activists never believed Donald Trump’s campaign promises to be their friend. But with his move Wednesday to ban transgender people from military service, on top of other actions and appointments, they now see him as openly hostile.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany is condemning the killing of a political activist in Russia and urging authorities to find out whether the crime was related to her advocacy of LGBT rights. Yelena Grigorieva’s body was found Saturday near her home with eight stab wounds and signs of strangling. Homosexuality is not criminalized in Russia, but […]
The Pentagon still has not received guidance from the White House since President Trump tweeted that transgender individuals may not serve in the U.S. military, the Pentagon confirmed Monday.