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Lgbt Nondiscrimination

Bathroom Panic Has Long Stood In The Way Of Equal Rights

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.24.2016 | Politics

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed a restrictive law Wednesday night that bars localities from passing anti-discrimination protections for les...

Brian Silva Talks New LGBT Nondiscrimination Campaign (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 02.23.2017 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

I talked to Brian about his transition to FFAA and his spin on our LGBT issues.

The Equality Act Is a Visionary Piece of Legislation -- and Way Overdue

Louise Melling | Posted 07.24.2016 | Politics
Louise Melling

Something extraordinary happened Thursday to advance fairness and equality in the United States. Members of Congress introduced legislation to amend the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 to embrace a more robust vision of equality.

Hillary Clinton Endorses LGBT Nondiscrimination Bill

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Thursday came out in favor of new legislation that would provide comprehensive civi...

Here's The Next Major Fight For The LGBT Community

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Same-sex couples can finally get married everywhere in the country, thanks to the Supreme Court's long-awaited ruling last month. A coup...

Here's Why LGBT Equality Must Be About More Than the U.S.

Kevin Jennings | Posted 07.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Kevin Jennings

We in the U.S. are not, in fact, the world. We need to cure our movement of its myopia and remember that justice for the LGBT community is a global cause, spreading far beyond our borders.

It's Time to End Discrimination in the Workplace

Toni G. Atkins | Posted 06.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Toni G. Atkins

This isn't an issue about choice or religion -- these are real people, losing their livelihoods, their sources of income, and they're more likely to become impoverished because we still have not extended protections to many LGBT people. Demanding the right to fair employment and fair workplace treatment is not demanding special treatment or advantages over others

Forget Reading The Tea Leaves On Marriage Equality

Anthony C. Infanti | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Anthony C. Infanti

Marriage has never been the ultimate goal of the LGBT movement. It has only ever been a means of achieving the movement's true end goal -- full acceptance in American society. Yet, it sometimes seems as if marriage has become the movement's end rather than just another step toward a larger goal.

The 'Utah Compromise' as Seen After the Indiana Tipping Point

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

What this compromise is not is a model for other states. Utah is a unique entity, and offering ever-increasing room for religious exceptions elsewhere would undermine the value of all antidiscrimination laws. Utah was not going to step back from its broad religious-liberty exceptions, but other states shouldn't expand theirs.

Amanda Terkel

Civil Rights Bill Top Priority For LGBT Voters, According To New Poll

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the Supreme Court set to rule in the coming months on marriage equality, the gay rights community already is gearing up for its nex...

WATCH: What Homophobic Politicians' Recent Rhetoric Has in Common With the Ku Klux Klan's

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

Creating rules that hold people down is bigotry no matter how friendly you are about it.

Chapman University Welcomes a Mormon Apostle From Utah

Fred Karger | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics
Fred Karger

The Mormon Church wants laws on the books that would allow a Mormon apartment building owner who doesn't want to rent a unit to a gay couple, the "religious freedom" not to do so. Or a Mormon business owner the right to fire a lesbian worker simply because of whom she is, not because of the quality of her work.

My Fellow Christians, What Do We Do When Your Religious Beliefs Violate My Religious Beliefs?

Lorie Burch | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lorie Burch

I'm not saying my religious beliefs are the way for everyone to live or believe. But neither are yours. In fact, they are not truly universal religious beliefs but your personal beliefs. And that's OK. But you don't get to impose those on everyone else to prevent them from living, working, and loving with the same freedom that you are afforded by virtue of who you are.

Faith Leaders Oppose Religious Exemption From LGBT Non-Discrimination

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.08.2014 | Religion

More than one hundred faith leaders sent a letter to President Obama on Tuesday asking that he remove a religious exemption from his upcoming executiv...

Playing the 'No Special Rights' Card: End of the Line

Jim Anderson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Anderson

In some of the strongest evidence that these dangerous and hateful scare tactics are losing steam (and that Idaho is more progressive than France), the Couer d'Alene city council voted Tuesday, June 4, to adopt rules protecting LGBT citizens, with a strong five-to-one vote.

State Non-Discrimination Efforts In Missouri

Robyn Carolyn Montague | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robyn Carolyn Montague

Despite any risks in doing so, we should no longer hide 'gender identity' in legislation or ballot measures.

Mr. President, Act Now

Anthony Michael Kreis | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Anthony Michael Kreis

President Obama can issue an executive order banning discrimination by federal contractors on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The White House punted on the issue in the spring. Mr. President, the time for action is now.