Displaying items by tag: discrimination
Pendleton Heights Gay-Straight Alliance Files Lawsuit After Being Discriminated Against
A group of students members from the Gay-Straight Alliance at Pendleton Heights High School in Indiana have sued their school officials and South Madison Community School Corporation for violating their right to free speech.
Poland Is Set To Lose Billions Of Euros Over Discriminatory Laws
Poland is in a tough spot. The European Union has threatened to cut its budget over discriminatory laws.
Supreme Court Says No To Florist Who Will Not Serve Same-Sex Couples
The Supreme Court of the United States announced it will not hear an appeal from a Washington state florist who refused to provide flowers for same-sex weddings. The decision means the case is closed.
U.S. Supreme Court Leaves Texas on California’s Discrimination List
After passing a measure that discriminates against LGBTQ people, Texas found itself on California’s list of states to avoid.
Texas attempted legal action to prevent this, but it didn’t go as planned.
The NCAA Is Officially Supporting Transgender Athletes
We were waiting for the reaction of the National College Athletic Association (NCAA) Board of Governors to Idaho’s recent anti-trans law.
The European Commission Presents Its Plan For LGBTQ Rights
We now know a little more about the plan in favor of LGBTQ rights that the European Commission wants to put in place.
Texas Allows Social Workers To Discriminate Against LGBTQ People
Bad news from Texas reached us a few days ago. They now allow new discrimination against LGBTQ people.
EU Commission To Put Forward A Strategy To Strengthen LGBTQ Rights
Last year, the fashion in Poland was for “LGBTQ-free zones”.
Each of the 100 Polish municipalities that joined this hate movement passed an anti-LGBTQ resolution and carefully placed an “LGBTQ-Free Zone” sign at the entrance of their cities.
Since then, the European Union (EU) has been hitting in their wallet.
Six of these municipalities have been sanctioned for their anti-LGBTQ stance thanks to the work of Helena Dalli, the European Commissioner for Equality, who has been instrumental in the EU’s decision-making.
Dalli had affirmed that “EU values and fundamental rights must be respected by member states and public authorities.”
When I covered these unprecedented EU sanctions, I wondered whether they would continue and whether other sanctions would emerge.
Well, today, here’s the beginning of an answer.
Overwhelming Majority Of Americans Now Oppose LGBTQ Discrimination
I was referring recently to the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, which opposed discrimination against LGBTQ workers and, conversely, the Trump administration that took a stand against the LGBTQ community by removing the protections so far benefited under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
But what about the American’s position on discrimination against LGBTQ people? A poll by KFF answers that question.
The NCAA Reiterates Support for People Facing Idaho’s Anti-Trans Laws
Idaho Governor Brad Little recently signed into law HB500, a law that prevents transgender female student-athletes from playing the sport they love on a team that matches their gender. The ban will come into effect on July 1, 2020.
The Supreme Court’s Decision To Have Far-Reaching Consequences
In recent years, there have been many cases of LGBTQ people being dismissed. I’ve shared the cases of lesbians who have been fired after getting married on several occasions.
Virginia Now Protects LGBTQ People Against Discriminations
257,400 LGBTQ adults live in the state of Virginia and until now, they have had no protection from discrimination as the law only protects on the basis of race, religion, and sex.
Two Lesbian Officers File A Complaint About Harassment And Discrimination
I was talking to you the other day about the progress of the initiative to protect LGBTQ people in Michigan’s Civil Rights Act, and we had seen the example of a lesbian teacher who was discriminated against in her job, which fortunately gained cause.
Sadly today here is another example of discrimination and harassment suffered by two lesbians at work in the same state.
Lesbian Teacher Gains Cause After Being Suspended For Showing A Photo Of Her Wife
Stacy Bailey, a lesbian art teacher at the Charlotte Anderson Elementary School in Mansfield, Texas showed the photo of her future wife, Julie Vasquez, at a “Get to Know Your Teacher” presentation.
The teacher wanted to share her life like any other teacher at the school. She wanted to be honest with her students, but it backfired on her when she was accused by a parent of promoting a homosexual agenda.
US Supreme Court To Rule On Discrimination Against LGBTQ People
How will the rights of LGBTQ parents wishing to welcome children into their homes evolve?
A Major Initiative To Protect LGBTQ+ People Has Been Launched In Michigan
In 2018 the Michigan Department of Civil Rights reported 44 cases of discrimination against LGBTQ+ individuals.
However, the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act introduced in the state in 1976 doesn’t protect LGBTQ people. The listed categories that are protected from discrimination are religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, family status, and marital status.
Therefore, as you can see, there is no protection based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
LGBTQ Families Are About To Be Further Discriminated Against
We can now see the first signs of aggravation of discriminating laws against the LGBTQ community, and more particularly against families.