“[T]he USOC must take a more activist position against these heinous Russian laws,” a leading LGBT advocate says. The USOC did not respond to questions about how its nondiscrimination policy squares with its rule that people must adhere to foreign laws when traveling.
“Labor has really been stepping up, and the AFL-CIO has been stepping up,” transgender advocate Mara Keisling says.
“Every day that goes by is another day of unnecessary sacrifice for our families,” frustrated LGBT advocate says.
The Florida senator says his faith informs him as a policymaker, but “not as a way to pass judgment on people.” Can the Republican Party square the circle?
Of the November votes on gay couples’ marriage rights, the Human Rights Campaign says in a new television ad that there is a “mandate for full equality.” The ad uses images of women’s suffrage and Martin Luther King Jr.
Following this week’s electoral successes, the Human Rights Campaign looks ahead — to the Supreme Court, in the administration, to the Hill, and to the states. Also in the works, an HRC ranking of cities for LGBT equality measures.
The Obama campaign has shared no clear second-term plan on how it will address LGBT concerns like stopping workplace discrimination or advancing marriage equality. The Romney campaign, meanwhile, opposes most LGBT advocates’ issues and is vague on others.
GOProud says gay voters care most about the same economic issues as everyone else. Obama-endorsing Human Rights Campaign says “a tough economy is made worse for LGBT people by the lack of legal protections.”
The National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations is the first group to be tasked with addressing LGBT issues that arise in implementing the once-a-decade census. Could a “gay count” come in 2020?
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach opposed an amendment to end GOP support for DOMA, saying the language was “too broad” and would mean endorsing drug use and polygamy. The Human Rights Campaign has called him out for the comments.