GOP Rep. pitches LGBTQ rights bill with religious exemptions

As Democrats champion anti-discrimination protections for the LGBTQ community and Republicans counter with worries about safeguarding religious freedom, one congressional Republican is offering a proposal on Friday that aims to achieve both goals. The bill that Utah GOP Rep. Chris Stewart plans to unveil would shield LGBTQ individuals from discrimination in employment, housing, education, and […]

Pride or protest? Disillusioned plan their own LGBTQ march

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the biggest celebrations of LGBT pride in New York City history will culminate Sunday with not one, but two processions through the streets of Manhattan, after dissidents who believe the annual parade has become too commercialized decided to split off with their own march. Both parades cap a month […]

Lamont signs 3 new laws affecting LGBTQ+ Community

(WTNH)–Governor Lamont has signed three bills into law that are considered landmarks for Connecticut’s LGBTQ+ community. All three are aimed at keeping members of that community healthy and safe. The new laws ban the so-called Gay and Transgender defense in assault cases, expand pre-exposure prophylaxis for younger people and establishes a statewide LGBTQ+ Health and […]

Cuomo’s legal counsel to head major LGBTQ-rights group

NEW YORK (AP) — Alphonso David, a civil rights lawyer who has been serving as chief counsel to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was named Tuesday as the new president of the Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBTQ-rights organization in the U.S. David, 48, is the first African American to lead the Human Rights Campaign […]

Big business to Supreme Court: Defend LGBTQ people from bias

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 200 corporations, including many of America’s best-known companies, are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that federal civil rights law bans job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The corporations outlined their stance in a legal brief released Tuesday by a coalition of five […]

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