The Office of Personnel Management “strongly encourages,” but is not requiring, transition-related coverage to be included in insurance companies’ proposals for 2016 federal employee health plans. “It’s just straight-up discrimination,” says a leading trans advocate.
The Labor Department has left many key questions, particularly related to transgender workers, unanswered. The department says “more guidance” will be forthcoming.
With federal workplace legislation stalled, most LGBT advocates appear ready to embrace a 2012 ruling from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that protects trans workers. Except one: the National LGBTQ Task Force.
“It’s chilling to think that this dangerous misinformation about transgender Americans could be coming from our nation’s Capitol.”
Hobby Lobby, 2015, and President Obama.
The campaign features video interviews with all the trans models involved. BuzzFeed has an exclusive look at the stunning first couple.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to announce the coming floor consideration of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act on Monday, his office says.
“We urge you to stay true to our shared American values by supporting the equal treatment of all students and by ending your support for efforts to repeal this simple and fair law,” four LGBT leaders write.
A new report from the National Center for Transgender Equality details “pervasive” discrimination against thousands of transgender immigrants living in the U.S. The move is part of a new push for comprehensive immigration reform.
An executive order banning contractors from discriminating against LGBT people could be seen as “one party sort of taking action prematurely before the Senate has had a chance to vote,” the head of a new campaign to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act says. A break from other LGBT advocates’ public comments.
A watershed moment in the LGBT rights movement. “The fight is not over,” says OutServe-SLDN’s new chief, Allyson Robinson.
“I am … inclined to think that they’re called the Log Cabin club because their role model is Uncle Tom,” out gay Rep. Barney Frank said. LGBT organizations distance themselves from the remarks.