Category LGBT

Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Education Pick, Could Make Life Hell for LGBT Youth

Senators must ask if a socially conservative crusader intends to protect gay and transgender students. Lives are at stake… By JAY MICHAELSON…… As billionaire philanthropist Betsy DeVos heads into her confirmation hearings to run the Department of Education, most questions will likely be about her support for school vouchers, charter schools, and other alternatives to […]

No, Nothing Pat McCrory Says In Defense Of North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law Is True

BY ZACK FORD _ – – – – – – – North Carolina’s governor has bent over backwards to misrepresent the state’s new anti-LGBT law. Ever since North Carolina lawmakers forced a sweeping anti-LGBT law through in just one day, its advocates have been managing damage control. Gov. Pat McCrory (R), who was the first to […]

How North Carolina Became The Most Anti-LGBT State In Less Than A Day

BY ZACK FORD – – – – Wednesday was a whirlwind day in North Carolina’s government. The legislature convened a special session, a complicated multi-part bill was introduced, it passed through the House and Senate — both Republican controlled — and Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed it into law. Just like that, North Carolina became the […]

VIDEO: LGBT Students Can Still Face Discrimination at School

By Hannah Hussey and Sarah McBride A majority of states still do not clearly protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, people from discrimination in schools, colleges, and educational programs. In this whiteboard video, YouTube celebrity Hartbeat explains why all Americans deserve the same protections from discrimination when attempting to access a quality education. To […]

Look Back:How 9 Predictions on Gay Marriage Turned Out

Ideas can matter—and small, marginal voices can make themselves heard Not often—in fact, pretty much never—have I been lost for words in the gay-marriage debate. But the Supreme Court’s national legalization of marriage equality leaves me gaping and gawping like a guppy. For a homosexual man of my generation, born in 1960 and deeply etched […]

Gay Marriage Backers Win Supreme Court Victory

In a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote the majority opinion in the 5 to 4 decision. He was joined by the court’s four more liberal justices. The decision, the culmination of decades of […]

Same-Sex Marriage: From 0 To 100 Percent, In One Chart

It’s been a decades-spanning process, but this morning the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the constitutional right of same-sex couples to get married in every state, including those states that had banned such unions. In the past, we’ve looked at this process through geography and counting up states, but another way is to look at how […]

The Gay Marriage Fight Isn’t About Marriage

The most striking thing following the Irish referendum on gay marriage is how few people are talking about gay marriage. Amid the near-global cheering that greeted the vote in favour of instituting gay marriage, there was barely any commentary on the institution of gay marriage. Sure, there was a handful of on-air marriage proposals in […]

Extreme Bill Would Override All Local Employment Laws, Including LGBT Protections

A new substitute bill introduced in committee this week would take a superlaser to all of Michigan’s local employment protections. During a meeting of the Michigan House Committee on Commerce and Trade, Republican lawmakers sneakily introduced a substitute bill replacing HB 4052. The new legislation, sponsored by Rep. Earl Poleski (R), overrides all local ordinances […]