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Discrimination

Civil Rights

When Will Obama Sign The Executive Order? It’s Kind Of Up To The Supreme Court.

by David Badash ● 2:46 PM June 18, 2014
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Democratic political strategist Richard Socarides says President Obama will sign the executive order banning anti-LGBT discrimination among federal contractors sign the executive order “as soon as the Supreme Court rules in the Hobby Lobby case.”

Discrimination

Texas Diner Doesn’t Serve ‘Fags’ (Video)

by David Badash ● 11:53 AM May 29, 2014
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Big Earl says it’s not that they were gay, but it was their behavior that “was not appropriate, in a family restaurant, that has a sign on the front door,” that talks about how men should behave.

Discrimination

Maryland Governor Signs Trans Rights Bill Into Law

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 9:39 PM May 15, 2014
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BREAKING: Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed into law today the Fairness for All Marylanders Act, outlawing discrimination against transgender citizens.

Farce

Ted Cruz Father: His Homophobia Seems To Have Set His Pants On Fire

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:09 AM April 23, 2014
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The father of Senator Ted Cruz told a Tea Party Unity Conference that Ministers in San Antonio are being fined for preaching against homosexuality.

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Workplace Discrimination Lawsuit Can Proceed Even Without LGBT Protections

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:06 AM April 4, 2014
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A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit because LGBT employees are not a protected class.

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Sally Field Protests ‘Religious Freedom’ Legislation With Letter About Her Gay Son

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:14 PM April 1, 2014
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Sally Field, the proud mother of a gay son, has taken a stand against the recent spate of “license to discriminate” bills being introduced in state legislatures.

Civil Rights

After 8 Years Of Trying, Maryland Passes Trans Protections

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:33 AM March 28, 2014
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Republicans predictably supplied the histrionics, including bible readings, and mildly pornographic bathroom fantasies during the final debate.

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Mississippi Scrubs Its ‘Religious Freedom Restoration ‘ Bill After Arizona Backlash

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:50 PM February 27, 2014
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The spectacle in Arizona has given the lawmakers in the Mississippi House cold feet.

News

Breaking: Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Vetoes Anti-Gay ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill

by David Badash ● 7:51 PM February 26, 2014
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GOP governor Jan Brewer tonight put an end to the national debate by vetoing Arizona’s highly-controversial anti-gay legislation.

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On Our Radar – Arizona Kicks Off Its Rainbow Shades

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:52 AM February 23, 2014
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Jesus got it wrong. So says the Arizona legislature. That whole “love your neighbor” thing? Not happening in Arizona. Today SB1062 is On Our Radar.

Bigotry Watch

This One Picture Perfectly Explains The Hypocrisy Of Arizona’s Anti-Gay Bill

by David Badash ● 8:00 PM February 21, 2014
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A photo of the perfect protest sign at today’s rally in Phoenix against SB 1062, the bill that will allow anyone to discriminate against anyone else if not doing so violates their religious beliefs.

Discrimination

Kansas Senate Rejects House ‘Freedom To Discriminate’ Bill

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:30 AM February 17, 2014
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The Kansas State Senate has refused to consider a bill that would make it legal to refuse service to gays due to “sincerely held religious beliefs”.

Bigotry Watch

Tennessee GOP Pushing Orwellian Gay Segregation Bill

by David Badash ● 11:38 AM February 14, 2014
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The latest craze in state legislatures are bill that supposedly prevent discrimination and breed tolerance of others’ views — by boldly and unconstitutionally discriminating against gay people.

News

Segregation Coming For All Gay People In Kansas

by David Badash ● 12:51 PM February 13, 2014
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Lawmakers in Kansas have just passed a bill that allows any person or religious institution to refuse service to gay people or same-sex couples — for any “religious” reason.