HRC: CWA’s top ‘concern’ is stopping LGBT equality

CWA

WASHINGTON – Concerned Women For America (CWA) claims to be the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization bringing supposedly “biblical principles” into all levels of public policy. Espousing an un-American brand of anti-equality viewpoints, that many people of faith consider “unbiblical,” they have fabricated a “defense of family” position as one of their top concerns. [...]

GOP quick to condemn President Obama’s immigration reform

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GOP lawmakers were quick to condemn President Barack Obama’s plan to dramatically increase deportation relief for an estimated 4.4 million undocumented immigrants, announced Thursday. In his speech Obama said, “The actions I’m taking are not only lawful, they’re the kinds of actions taken by every single Republican president and every Democratic president for the past [...]

The Gambia: UN High Commissioner Zeid criticizes harsh legal amendment, violence and arrests targeting gay men and lesbians

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

GENEVA — UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Thursday criticized a recent amendment to the Criminal Code of The Gambia that creates a broad and vague offence of “aggravated homosexuality” punishable by life imprisonment. He also expressed alarm at reports of a wave of arbitrary arrests and detention of individuals [...]

Thousands sign petition to cancel ’19 Kids and Counting’ over Duggars anti-LGBT stance

Duggars

Thousands have signed  a petition calling for the cancellation of the TLC series 19 Kids and Counting over the stars’ discriminatory sentiments against the LGBT community. According to the Huffington Post, a petition on Change.org launched by Jim Wissick of San Jose, Calif.,  states that 19 Kids and Counting, starring conservative Baptists Jim Bob and [...]

Funding for anti-LGBT National Organization For Marriage drops by over 50 percent

NOM

A white-hot spotlight focused on the issue of same-sex marriage over the last few years hasn’t translated into financial success for an organization whose self-proclaimed sole purpose is to “protect marriage and the faith communities that sustain it.” In a time when virtually every nightly newscast, political debate, even television series delves into discussions about [...]

Largest class of LGBT entrepreneurs attend NGLCC Strategic Growth & Development Institute

NGLCC Strategic Growth & Development Institute Les McKeown

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The founders of the first national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender greeting card company, who exemplify how creative thinking can lead to new businesses, are among the participants in the second annual National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Strategic Growth & Development Institute, which has the theme “Predictable Success.” The two-day program commenced [...]

Chrysler Group earns another perfect score for LGBT workplace policies and benefits

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — According to a report released by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Chrysler Group LLC was one of a select group of leading employers to achieve a perfect score of 100 percent on HRC’s 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The annual CEI report rates employers on their LGBT workplace policies and benefits. [...]

Botswana: UN and African human rights experts hail key ruling recognising an LGBT organisation

Photo: LEGABIBO

GENEVA — United Nations and African independent human rights experts are hailing a key judgment by the High Court of Botswana asserting that the organization ‘Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana’ (LEGABIBO) should be legally registered as a society by the authorities. The Court rejected last Friday the arguments put forward by the Ministry of [...]

LGBT Healthcare Bill of Rights launched

Healthcare Bill of Rights

FT. LAUDERDALE , Fla. – LGBT HealthLink, Missouri’s PROMO and lawyer Corey Prachniak, today released the first ever LGBT Healthcare Bill of Rights (HBOR). The bill, in both long form and wallet sized versions, outlines the protections and rights LGBT people have in healthcare today. Prachniak, chair of LGBT HealthLink’s Steering Committee, explained the significance [...]

Christian homeless Mission in Missouri refuses to shelter same-sex couples due to ‘biblical standards’

City Union Mission

A Christian homeless shelter in the heart of Kansas City has announced that it will not provide food or shelter to married same-sex couples due to “biblical standards.” Even if same-sex marriage becomes legal in both Missouri and Kansas  same-sex couples will not be allowed to stay as couples at City Union Mission’s family shelter. [...]

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