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  • Here’s How the Westboro Baptist Church Was Duped Into Fund-Raising for LGBT
    A popular band met hateful extremism with generosity recently after a gaggle of perma-protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church showed up at their concert in Kansas City, Missouri, wielding posters that read Repent or Perish and God H8s Fag Marriage. Electro pop-rock band Panic! at the Disco found out about the impending protest beforehand and tweeted this ingenious response to their own 666 ...

  • Courts Will Have To Mitigate ENDA And Obama’s Executive Order, Advocate Says
    There are no exemptions for religious groups in the executive order Obama signed prohibiting LGBT discrimination in the workplace on Monday. Obama’s neglect is infuriating religious advocates, who wish Obama would let Congress pass the Employee Non-Discrimination Act, a similar law allowing exemption for religious groups. (RELATED: Obama’s LGBT Executive Order Threatens Religious Liberty, Say ...

  • Obama’s LGBT Executive Order Threatens Religious Liberty, Say Advocates
    Unwilling to wait for Congress to pass the Employee Non-Discrimination Act, Obama signed an executive order Monday prohibiting organizations with federal contracts from discriminating against employees who identify themselves as gay, lesbian, or transgender. For religious freedom advocates, that could pose a major problem. Obama’s order does not provide an exemption for religious organizations ...

  • Obama strengthens gay, transgender workplace rights
    US President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday outlawing federal employment discrimination based on gender identity and strengthening other LGBT protections. Supporters of expanded anti-bias protections for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities have sought legal action for years, but in the absence of legislative moves by Congress, the president exercised ...

  • Obama Won't Exempt Religious Groups From LGBT Discrimination Protection Order
    President Obama will finally sign his anticipated executive order banning discrimination against gay employees by federal workers and contractors. Despite requests from his allies in the religious community, the order will not include any religious exemptions, according to The New York Times.  The president first announced his plans to sign the order last month, after Congress failed to pass the ...

  • How Many LGBT Americans There Are Depends On What You Ask
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the latest group to attempt to estimate just how many people identify as a sexual orientation other than heterosexual. According to the CDC's National Health Interview Survey, the first broad government survey of sexual orientation, just under 3 percent of Americans identify as gay, lesbian and bisexual. As The Washington Post wrote, from a ...

  • Lindung golongan LGBT ‘jejas’ Akta Harmoni, kata Saifuddin
    Perlindungan terhadap golongan lesbian, gay, biseksual, dan transgender (LGBT) akan menjejaskan Akta Harmoni, kata Ahli jawatankuasa Majlis Konsultasi Perpaduan Nasional (MKPN) Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah. Saifuddin berkata, majoriti anggota MKPN merasakan "semangat berkenaan perkara itu" dalam akta tersebut tetapi khuatir ia akan menjadi...

  • RNC embraces LGBT-friendly recruiting policy
    The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary has posted a video in its attempt to get recruits from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.  "At the RNC, we're committed to removing the barriers that prevent LGBT people from serving on our force," an officer says in the one-minute video, posted on Monday to the RNC's YouTube channel. The video shows a series of officers, who together spread ...

  • ACLU Just Came Out Against Antidiscrimination Law Designed to Protect LGBT
    You know things are getting weird when a prominent civil rights organization opposes a nondiscrimination law.  In a statement released Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union and several LGBT rights organizations withdrew their support for the Employee Non- Discrimination Act, which would protect LGBT people from workplace discrimination. Their qualm with the legislation is this: Based on ...

  • Fake Job Applications Prove There’s Real LGBT Discrimination in Hiring
    Jennifer and Michelle both apply for an administrative assistant position at Exxon Mobil in Illinois.   The only other real difference between the two is that Jennifer has a history of LGBT activism. If you haven’t already guessed, Jennifer and Michelle are the names on fake resumes that were submitted to eight different federal contractors as part of a recent study by the Equal Rights Center ...

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