The nation’s largest LGBT rights group takes on the high-end department store over a conflict between the store’s policies and a legal position it is taking against transgender employment protections. [Update: The company won’t say if it stands by the December court filing.]
Including one Democrat. A BuzzFeed News exclusive report.
“I am sorry for the times when we stood apart when we should have been standing together.”
Battles over local nondiscrimination ordinances, from small towns in Kentucky to big cities like Houston, often get personal when neighbors come face-to-face with disparities in the law for LGBT people.
“I want every City employee to know one thing — your work is valued and you are important to the future of our community,” said the city’s mayor, Andy Berke — who supported the ordinance — in the wake its repeal.
“At the end of the day, full federal equality is the only acceptable option, nothing more, nothing less,” the head of the Human Rights Campaign writes.
The Human Rights Campaign is now formally opposed to Michael Boggs. But it’s not clear if they’ll hold it against senators who vote for his confirmation as a federal judge.
The archdiocese suggested the contract isn’t much different from ones used in prior years, but the Human Rights Campaign called the changes “draconian” and “extreme.” Teachers who back LGBT rights also risk firing.
NARAL picked a fight with the White House over the nomination of Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Michael Boggs to the federal bench earlier this month. On Thursday the group announced a broad coalition of progressives are supporting it.
Billionaire backers of LGBT rights join activists and politicians for an event that wasn’t officially included in the World Economic Forum in Davos. “It’s not cool to be anti-gay,” hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb told the event.
With 50 days until the Sochi Games, the nation’s largest LGBT advocacy group is paying out proceeds from its “Love Conquers Hate” campaign.
Global LGBTI activists worry HRC’s new international initiative could run roughshod over local partners and are concerned that it is partly funded by vulture fund money. “It is not money that should used by anyone for LGBTI work any side of the world. It’s an insult,” said one activist.
Miller spoke about the struggles of hiding his sexuality at a Human Rights Campaign Dinner in Seattle Saturday evening.
“NBCUniversal … has a unique opportunity — and a responsibility — to expose this inhumane and unjust law to the millions of American viewers who will tune in to watch the Games,” HRC president writes to the company that will broadcast the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
The actor will match dollar-for-dollar up to $100K for the Human Rights Campaign if people contribute over the next 24 hours.
Human Rights Campaign shows its dissatisfaction with the House Republican leadership. Group also looks outside Congress to argue that Congress is lagging behind national public opinion.
Most Americans say they favor an executive order banning workplace discrimination against gays and lesbians, according to a poll sponsored by a gay rights group. Conservatives and liberals alike back the workplace measure, as the terrain shifts.
Blunt language and broad plans from the National Organization for Marriage. A goal: “Fanning the hostility.” Another project: “Sideswiping Obama.”