In a rather disconnected decision on March 10, the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled, in the case of Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital, that while Title VII bars an employer from discriminating against an employee for failure to conform to gender stereotypes, it does not prohibit an employer from discriminating…
We previously discussed Cote v. Walmart Stores, a class action lawsuit filed in federal court in Massachusetts alleging that by denying same-sex spousal benefits to employees, Wal-Mart discriminated against the plaintiff, Jacqueline Cote, and other similarly situated gay and lesbian employees.
Earlier this week, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation published its fifth annual Municipal Equality Index, a report that assesses cities and towns throughout the country on how inclusive their laws are to the LGBTQ community. Both Boston and Worcester, the first and second largest cities in New England, received perfect scores of 100 this year.
On July 1, Mississippi’s “Religious Freedom” law was supposed to go into effect. Signed by the governor back in April, HB 1523 appears to allow sweeping anti-LGBTQ discrimination under the guise of “religious freedom.” The law allows businesses to deny services to gay couples or transition-related care to transgender individuals.
June 26 is a particularly important date for the LGBTQ community. June 26, 2003 is the day that Lawrence v. Texas was decided, which struck down the sodomy laws in Texas and, by extension, sodomy laws in 13 other states.
On Tuesday Kim Davis moved to dismiss her appeal of a Kentucky federal court’s ruling that she must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite her argument that it was against her religious beliefs. She was thrown in jail for 5 days for contempt when she refused to follow the court’s order.
As we learn more about the horrific hate-crime that happened at Orlando’s gay nightclub, Pulse, on Saturday night, killing at least 50 and injuring more, the country is banding together in support of the victims and their families. One way that people are showing their solidarity with the victims is by giving blood.