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Posts tagged ‘LGBTQ discrimination’

 

Lawsuit Emerges Over Ohio Medical Conscience Clause Allowing Denial of Treatment to LGBTQ+ Individuals

West Virginia's governor signed an abortion restriction into law, making the state the second to restrict abortion since the fall of Roe.

October 4th, 2022

A recent lawsuit claims that the “medical conscience clause” in an over $70 billion budget bill goes against the terms of the single-subject requirement found in Ohio’s Constitution. This clause lets medical professionals decline to provide services to individuals based on their religious, ethical, or moral beliefs. Ohio’s single-subject regulations prohibit legislatures from placing policies in bills Read More


Marital Rights of Same-Sex Couples at Risk of Removal

Because same-sex marital rights also arise from the same 14th amendment protections cited in Roe, LGBTQ+ individuals are worried.

June 17th, 2022

The United States Supreme Court is poised to overturn the constitutional right associated with abortion, which arises from the 14th Amendment. Because same-sex marital rights also arise from the 14th amendment, LGBTQ+ individuals are now worried that their own rights are at risk. Advocates for LGBTQ rights are concerned that if Roe v. Wade is Read More


New Bill Aims for Legalized Marriage of Same-Sex Individuals in Navajo Nation

LGBTQ Seniors in New York state will now have greater access to services including mental and physical care, low-cost meals, and caregivers.

June 14th, 2022

Navajo Nation lawmakers are currently attempting to repeal regulations established by the tribe in 2005 that prohibit marriage between two people of the same sex as well as remove any statements among Navajo law that treat same-sex marriages differently than opposite-sex ones. Changing Marriage Laws in Navajo Nation The Dine Marriage Act became effective as Read More


County Clerk Found to Violate Same-Sex Marriage License Requirement

A Judge recently held that former County Clerk Kim Davis violated the Constitution by denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

May 31st, 2022

In a recently published order, a United States District Judge in Kentucky held that former County Clerk Kim Davis had violated the Constitution by denying marriage licenses to two same-sex couples in 2015. The two couples initially filed lawsuits against the worker in 2015. The importance of this decision is that it finally settles the Read More


Virginia Legislators Block Effort to Remove Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition

The U.S. Senate delayed a vote on the Respect for Marriage Act to protect same-sex marriage until after the midterm elections.

May 24th, 2022

A Virginia House subcommittee recently struck down legislation that would have given voters in the state the chance to update the constitution. The legislation in question would have potentially removed a now defunct same-sex marriage prohibition in the Virginia state constitution.  The Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition in the State Constitution In 2006, Virginia passed the Marshall-Newman Read More


South Dakota Excludes Transgender Women From Women’s School Sports Teams

Transgender women and girls in South Dakota will be prohibited from competing on school sports teams with cisgender women.

May 17th, 2022

Transgender women and girls in South Dakota will be prohibited from competing on sports teams with cisgender girls and women at qualifying colleges and schools. This prohibition comes after the state’s governor signed a law addressing women in sports. South Dakota’s Governor Kristi Noem’s decision to sign the regulation, which promptly made its way to Read More


Supreme Court Becomes Involved in Christian Website Dispute

Five New Jersey towns restricted the availability of marriage licenses to opposite-sex couples and excluded nonbinary applicants.

May 13th, 2022

The Supreme Court of the United States recently agreed to hear a challenge by a Christian website designer to a Colorado regulation that prohibits businesses from declining to serve clients due to their sexual orientation. Consequently, the United States Supreme Court will hear an argument addressing whether a regulation compelling an artist to speak or Read More


Trump-Appointed Judge to Consider Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

Last year, bills were passed to begin repealing Virginia's invalid same-sex marriage ban that remains in its state constitution.

May 6th, 2022

Several plaintiffs recently initiated a lawsuit in federal court against the new “Don’t Say Gay” law in Florida, which is also referred to as House bill 1557. The measure was recently passed into law by Florida’s Governor DeSantis and bans discussion or mention of LGBTQ topics and people in grades K-3. How the Lawsuit Against Read More


LGBTQ Club at Indiana High School Wins Court Case

Last year, bills were passed to begin repealing Virginia's invalid same-sex marriage ban that remains in its state constitution.

March 25th, 2022

A judge recently stated that an LGBTQ club holds free speech rights both to exist as well as spread details about its activities at Pendleton Heights High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. The judge in this case stated that the school’s principal unlawfully prohibited the club’s advertisements, which were placed on school bulletin boards as well Read More


LGBTQ+ Advocates Urge FDA to Remove Gay and Bisexual Blood Ban

A group of senators recently urged the FDA to lift the blood ban for gay and bisexual men amid an ongoing shortage of blood.

March 11th, 2022

A group of senators led by Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin recently requested that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) remove the blood ban on gay and bisexual men who want to donate blood. The Contents of the Letter  In the letter, the senators state that for the first time, the country’s primary blood donation entities, Read More