Chaos In The House Over Vote On LGBTQ Protections

On Thursday, May 19, 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives went to vote on an amendment to a defense authorization bill that had passed the day before. The amendment sought to overturn the “religious liberty amendment,” a Republican provision in the bill that protected federal contractors from claims of discrimination based on religious beliefs. Democrats…

North Carolina’s HB2 Is Not Just About Bathrooms

The lawsuit filed in March against North Carolina’s governor and other state leaders over the discriminatory effects of HB2 has been amended to add two new plaintiffs – a couple who allege that a fertility clinic refused to treat them because they are lesbians. Much of the press coverage and public outcry surrounding HB2 has…

LGBTQ Syrian Refugees Are Deemed A Priority

The White House has confirmed that LGBTQ refugees from Syria will be given priority status in the selection of those who will relocate to the United States. President Obama has pledged to accommodate approximately 10,000 more Syrian refugees in 2016.  People often wonder how the refugees who are allowed into the United States are selected. …