Virginia’s House Subcommittee Rejects Lifting Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Richmond, Virginia, USA panorama.

Why has Virginia’s House of Delegates chosen to deny a proposed amendment that could bring an end to discrimination against same-sex marriages?

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7.2% Of U.S. Adults Identify As LGBTQ+ In 2022 - A Detailed Overview

LGBT identification chart for 2022.

Diversity triumphs: the LGBTQ+ community in the United States remains strong in 2022!

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Lesbian Democrat Kris Mayes Elected As Arizona Attorney General

Lesbian AZ Attorney General Kristin Kay Mayes campaign banner.

Recently, Kris Mayes made history by becoming the first openly lesbian Attorney General in Arizona. This election marks a historic step forward for LGBTQ+ representation and visibility in politics.

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Midterm Elections: Maura Healey Could Make History In Massachusetts

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.

Maura Healey is no stranger to tough fights. She has served as Massachusetts Attorney General since 2015, and during that time, she has stood up for the rights of her constituents. Now, she's seeking a new challenge: becoming governor of Massachusetts. If she wins, she will become the first openly LGBTQ+ person to hold the position in state history.

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Senate To Vote On The Respect For Marriage Act After Midterms

U.S. Senate to vote on the Respect for Marriage Act after midterms.

The U.S. Senate will finally vote on legislation that would protect marriage equality after the midterm elections, with Democrats preferring to postpone the vote for more success.

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Will The U.S. Senate Pass The Respect For Marriage Act?

Definition of the Respect For Marriage Act.

The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on the Respect for Marriage Act soon. This law would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and would provide equal benefits for all married couples, regardless of their sexual orientation and state laws.

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Poll: LGBTQ+ Voters Could Be The Deciding Factor In The 2022 Florida Gubernatorial Election

GLAAD's poll on vote intention of Floridan LGBTQ people and allies during the gubernatorial election.

The world's largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, GLAAD, conducted a recent poll indicating that the LGBTQ+ community might have a crucial impact on the outcome of the Florida Governor race.

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Biden Administration Strengthens Affordable Care Act To Guarantee Health Care For All

Affordable Care Act to provide health care services to all.

The Trump administration has been relentlessly attacking health care for LGBTQ+ people when in office, including rescinding an Obama-era rule that protected against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. This put LGBTQ+ people at risk of being denied care or being treated unfairly by healthcare providers.

A few days ago, the Biden administration announced their intention to reinstate this rule. The decision was widely welcomed by LGBTQ+ rights organizations, which have been fighting for this change for many years.

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Judge Blocks New LGBTQ Guidances To Prevent Discrimination

LGBTQ guidance banning discrimination on sexual orientation and gender identity is temporarily blocked.

During a recent court case, a federal judge in Tennessee issued an order preventing two U.S. federal agencies from implementing new guidelines against discrimination in schools and workplaces.

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Navajo Nation Considers New Bill To Legalize Marriage Equality

Navajo consider new bill to legalize same-sex marriages.

Towards a historic turning point for equal rights?

Same-sex couples on the Navajo Nation have been denied equal privileges and benefits enjoyed by their straight counterparts due to a long-standing prohibition on same-sex marriage. This could potentially change in the near future, as lawmakers within the Navajo Nation are presently evaluating legislation designed to lift the same-sex marriage ban and provide LGBTQ couples with equal spousal rights.

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Arizona Department Of Education Funded LGBTQ+ Books

Arizona LGBT project to create inclusive schools for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer young people.

The Arizona Department of Education recently dedicated coronavirus relief funds to acquire numerous books highlighting LGBTQ+ characters. This decision marks a considerable victory for the LGBTQ community, as it demonstrates a substantial commitment to providing inclusive and supportive resources for young people.

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LGBTQ+ Students’ Rights Suppressed By New Laws

Several anti-LGBTQ bills went into effect in public schools.

From July 1, LGBTQ+ students in six American states will experience significant changes in their school environment.

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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey Signs Two Anti-Trans Bills Into Laws

Republican Gov Doug Ducey attacked transgender rights with two new laws.

Governor Doug Ducey has enacted two recently passed bills that specifically impact the transgender community within Arizona.

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New Bill Seeks To Protect Utah’s Married Same-Sex Couples

Same-sex marriage in Utah could be codify.

The Utah state legislature recently unveiled a new bill aimed at safeguarding the rights of same-sex married couples by preventing the invalidation of their unions. Announced on Tuesday, this important legislation is being championed by Senator Derek Kitchen.

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Historic Day As Support For Equal Marriage Breaks New Record In The US

Support for marriage equality broke a new record.

A poll conducted between May 2-22, 2022, revealed a record-breaking 71% support for marriage equality in the United States!

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U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Colorado Anti-LGBTQ Designer Case

U.S. Supreme Court to rule on discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

The United States Supreme Court is preparing to examine a case that may significantly impact the rights of LGBTQ Americans.

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Oklahoma Bathroom Law Hurts Transgender Children And Students

Bathroom law makes trans students unsafe in Oklahoma.

When I told you the other day about the law that now prevents transgender girls and women from playing sports on a team that matches their gender identity, I didn’t think I’d be talking about Oklahoma and its anti-trans laws again so soon. But here we are. Last Wednesday was another dark day for the transgender community in that state.

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"Conversion Therapy" Bill Stalled In Louisiana

Lousiana House Committee on Health and Welfare.

Recently, lawmakers in Louisiana attempted to pass a bill that would have banned “conversion therapy” for minors. Unfortunately, the bill stalled in committee and will not become law at this time.

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LGBTQ+ Legislators Launch Trans Refuge Bills To Protect Trans Kids And Their Families

LGBTQ lawmakers create a trans refuge legislation to protect transgender youth and their parents.

There has been a disturbing trend of discrimination and violence against transgender people. In many states, transgender girls and women have been banned from playing sports simply because of their gender identity. In other states, transgender people have been denied access to health care. This is not only unjust, but it is also dangerous. And the cruelty, unfortunately, doesn’t stop there. There are now threats to take trans kids away from their parents. Fortunately, there is a movement underway to stop this and protect them and their families from these inhuman laws.

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Oklahoma Joins The Ranks Of Anti-Trans States

Oklahoma's trans sports ban was signed into law.

In a disheartening yet unfortunately expected development, Oklahoma has followed suit with other states by contemplating a law that seeks to prohibit transgender youth from participating in sports on teams aligning with their gender identity.

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