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Posts tagged ‘LGBT Rights’

 

Florist Who Refused Same-Sex Service Drops Supreme Court Case

A Washington state florist with objections to same-sex marriage recently withdrew a petition before the United States Supreme Court.

December 3rd, 2021

A Washington state florist with objections to same-sex marriage recently withdrew a petition before the United States Supreme Court. A Washington state florist who declined to arrange a couple because the florist had religious objections to same-sex marriage recently withdrew a petition before the United States Supreme Court. Rather than pursue the case in a Read More


Same-Sex Couple Challenges Nebraska Over Parental Rights

Two Nebraska women are suing the state over their parental rights as they claim the state discriminates against same-sex couples.

November 16th, 2021

Two women in Omaha and their children recently initiated legal action against the state of Nebraska’s health department after the department rejected the women’s request to be named as legal parents on their sons’ birth certificates. This case questions the role of parental rights held by LGBTQ+ couples. How the Case Arose In 2002, the Read More


Georgia Man Pursues LGBTQ Case in US Supreme Court

The Idaho Governor recently signed two anti-trans bills into law, becoming the first state this year to take aim at the transgender community.

October 30th, 2019

In the last several decades, LGBTQ individuals in the United States have seen tremendous victories that greatly advanced their rights in this country. Some of the decisions that helped advanced these rights include the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn sodomy laws in 2003, extend benefits to same-sex couples in 2013, and to legalize same-sex marriage Read More


Dayton, Kentucky Becomes a “Cool City”

One member of a same-sex couple in Alaska was recently denied her 2019 Permanent Fund dividends because of an outdated law prohibiting same-sex marriage.

September 27th, 2019

The Dayton City Council recently adjourned in applause after the city passed an ordinance to protect LGBTQ individuals. This ordinance includes a regulation that protects against discrimination based on a person’s gender identity or sexual orientation in issues of employment and housing. Unfortunately, the ordinance acknowledges some exceptions when a person is not required to Read More


Illinois Passes Law Requiring LGBTQ History be Taught in Schools

A challenge was recently made by a group of parents to a California ethnic studies model curriculum that suggests students engage in an Aztec prayer.

September 20th, 2019

In a landmark decision that will likely help to promote the advancement of civil rights, Illinois state now requires LGBTQ history be taught in schools.


Supreme Court Prepares to Hear LGBT Discrimination Cases

One member of a same-sex couple in Alaska was recently denied her 2019 Permanent Fund dividends because of an outdated law prohibiting same-sex marriage.

August 2nd, 2019

In April 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States announced that it will hear three cases concerning LGBT discrimination during its fall term. Each of these cases addresses the question of whether the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from terminating workers as a result of their gender identity or sexual orientation. These Read More


Michigan Prohibits LGBT Discrimination in State Adoptions

A Christian children’s home initiated legal action over a regulation that requires the agency to place children in same-sex couples' homes.

July 2nd, 2019

Following a recent agreement between Michigan’s Attorney General and the American Civil Liberties Union, adoption agencies in the state of Michigan that receive state funding are no longer able to deny adoptions to LGBT couples on the basis that doing so violates the agency’s religious beliefs. The decision is the result of a legal action Read More


Catholic School Sues City Claiming Intrusion of Rights

A Catholic school has sued an Ohio city over its LGBT non-discrimination ordinance, claiming its First Amendment rights are being violated by the ordinance.

June 28th, 2019

An independent Catholic school in South Euclid, Ohio and the non-profit legal organization Alliance Defending Freedom recently initiated a lawsuit against the city of South Euclid on the basis that certain regulations created by a city ordinance in 2018 infringe on the school’s First Amendment and religious liberty rights. Even though it is still uncertain Read More


North Dakota Senate Votes Against Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination Bill

One member of a same-sex couple in Alaska was recently denied her 2019 Permanent Fund dividends because of an outdated law prohibiting same-sex marriage.

February 15th, 2019

At the end of January, 2019, the North Dakota senate defeated legislation prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The senator, who was the primary sponsor of the bill, also known as Senate Bill 2303, has said that the measure was created to decrease the rate at which discrimination against LGBTQ individuals occurs in Read More


Man Sues Social Security Administration Over Denial of Benefits

One member of a same-sex couple in Alaska was recently denied her 2019 Permanent Fund dividends because of an outdated law prohibiting same-sex marriage.

December 18th, 2018

A man in Tucson recently announced legal action against the Social Security Administration for failure to pay spousal survivor benefits after the death of his same sex partner. The man claimed that he would have married his deceased partner in the early 1970s if it had been legal to do so. Instead, the two men Read More