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Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Sexual Orientation Discrimination Is Barred By Existing Law, Federal Commission Rules

BuzzFeed | Marina Fang | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled that existing civil rights law bars sexual orientation-based employment discrimination — a...

The Term Homophobia Is Improper

Mark Baer | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
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Mark Baer

Religion aside, I firmly believe that those who argue that homosexuality is a choice do so in order to justify senseless beatings of gays and lesbians, and continued discrimination and mistreatment against them. I also believe without a doubt that it is a choice to be a nasty human being.

The Cause of Homosexuality Is Irrelevant

Mark Baer | Posted 11.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark Baer

Many people seem fixated on the fact that the actual cause of homosexuality has not yet been established with any degree of certainty. As someone who likes to understand the reasons things occur, I respect and appreciate the curiosity. However, the ultimate result remains the same, regardless of whether the cause is genetic, environmental, or some combination of the two.

The Same-Sex Marriage 'Debate' Is Based Upon Ignorance and Inaccurate Information

Mark Baer | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics
Mark Baer

It seems as though Judge Feldman allowed his own prejudices get in the way of his duties as a judicial officer. He showed his ignorance by making such comparisons and referring to homosexuality as a 'lifestyle choice.'

We Are All Equal; And When We Are Not, It's Time to Step Up

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 08.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Marianne Mollmann

On June 10, the UN Human Rights Council started a three-week session, where -- rumor has it -- a new resolution addressing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity might be discussed.

Amanda Terkel

Obamacare Bars Discrimination Based On Gender Identity But Not Sexual Orientation: HHS Official

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Affordable Care Act is the first federal law to provide protection against sex discrimination in health care. LGBT advocates have be...

The DoD's Self-Inflicted Wound

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

If the Department of Defense doesn't want to be dealing with situations like the one at the Air Force Academy all the time, then an Equal Opportunity (EO) policy covering sexual orientation needs to be put in place. At any time, President Obama could issue an executive order.

Discerning God's Will in Three Questions

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge | Posted 10.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

As a lesbian, I am often faced with people who are certain that I am living "outside" of "God's will" for my life -- simply because of my sexual orientation.

How Effective Are Laws Against Sexual-Orientation Discrimination?

Romeo Vitelli | Posted 10.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Romeo Vitelli

The impact of antidiscrimination laws on shaping community acceptance appears to be based on how much publicity the laws received when they were passed. As people become more aware of the laws in place to protect minorities from discrimination, their attitudes can shift.

Paul Ryan + Mother's Day + Gay Marriage = Doing What's Best for Children

Adam Pertman | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Adam Pertman

We also should address another vital question, one on which most people of every political and religious stripe presumably would agree: Shouldn't our nation's laws, policies and practices serve "the best interests of the child?"

Are African Americans Changing Their Mind About Gay Marriage?

Lisa Wade | Posted 03.20.2013 | Black Voices
Lisa Wade

Last month, Jet -- a magazine marketed to African-American population -- featured their first gay male couple in their wedding announcements. The announcement may be a sign that African-American attitudes towards gay marriage may be turning around.

Paid Official Takes 'Unprecedented' Move Of Rejecting Teen's Eagle Scout Approval, Outraging Review Board

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.10.2013 | Gay Voices

In a disappointing conclusion to a struggle that has galvanized Americans across the country, a Boy Scout was told he would not be receiving his covet...

Gay Scout Approved For Top Honor Despite Group's National Ban

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.09.2013 | Gay Voices

In what may be a precedent-setting decision, a California chapter of the Boy Scouts of America has approved a gay former member's Eagle Scout applicat...

GOP Rep: It Should Be Legal To Fire Employees For Being Gay

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

Freshman Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.) told ThinkProgress in a recent interview that he was against laws designed to protect employees from workplace ...

Andrea Stone

Gay Troops, Included But Not Equal

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.15.2011 | Gay Voices

LAS VEGAS -- Amid the joy of meeting in public for the first time and with the novelty of the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" receding, active-duty ...

Flying Delta's Discriminatory Skies

Andrew Pessin | Posted 08.23.2011 | Business
Andrew Pessin

Delta Air Lines is currently working on adding Saudi Arabian Airlines to its SkyTeam of partnering companies. It will thus put it in the unenviable position of respecting and enforcing islamic laws.

Former Vanderbilt Fraternity Members Allege Unfair Treatment Based On Sexuality

InsideVandy | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Two former members of Vanderbilt's Beta Upsilon Chi chapter say they were asked to leave the fraternity in recent months due to violations of the orga...

One Strike And She's Out: Softball Player Says Coaches 'Outed' Her To Parents Then Dropped Her From Team

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

For some, it takes three strikes and they're out. For others, the play is already made before stepping up to bat. Two East Texas high school softball...

Fabulis: Citibank Shuts Down 'Objectionable' Gay Website's Bank Account

Huffington Post | Grace Kiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Update 5:54 PM ET Jason Goldberg, the CEO of fabulis, says that Citi issued "a good and sincere apology" to the company this afternoon. Here's an exc...

Politico's Mike Allen Falsely Claims Obama Official Did Not Report Crime

AmericaBlog | John Aravosis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I'm not one to attack mainstream media journalists for sport. And I've defended Politico's Mike Allen to my readers, just recently in fact, as a "real...

On Civil Rights And Gay Rights, McCain Flunks The Test

Susan Kelley-Stamerra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Kelley-Stamerra

McCain voted against expanding the definition of hate crimes to include crimes based on sexual orientation, and voted NO on prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation.