lgbt nondiscrimination

Politics
The women's movement and now the LGBT movement have run up against restroom fears.
Queer Voices
I talked to Brian about his transition to FFAA and his spin on our LGBT issues.
Politics
Something extraordinary happened Thursday to advance fairness and equality in the United States. Members of Congress introduced legislation to amend the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 to embrace a more robust vision of equality.
Politics
The Equality Act would expand the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to give equal protections to LGBT Americans.
Politics
First comes marriage, then comes ... federal nondiscrimination protections for the LGBT community.
Queer Voices
We in the U.S. are not, in fact, the world. We need to cure our movement of its myopia and remember that justice for the LGBT community is a global cause, spreading far beyond our borders.
Queer Voices
This isn't an issue about choice or religion -- these are real people, losing their livelihoods, their sources of income, and they're more likely to become impoverished because we still have not extended protections to many LGBT people. Demanding the right to fair employment and fair workplace treatment is not demanding special treatment or advantages over others
Queer Voices
Marriage has never been the ultimate goal of the LGBT movement. It has only ever been a means of achieving the movement's true end goal -- full acceptance in American society. Yet, it sometimes seems as if marriage has become the movement's end rather than just another step toward a larger goal.
Queer Voices
What this compromise is not is a model for other states. Utah is a unique entity, and offering ever-increasing room for religious exceptions elsewhere would undermine the value of all antidiscrimination laws. Utah was not going to step back from its broad religious-liberty exceptions, but other states shouldn't expand theirs.
Politics
According to The New York Times, groups like the Human Rights Campaign, American Civil Liberties Union and Lambda Legal Defense
Queer Voices
Creating rules that hold people down is bigotry no matter how friendly you are about it.
Politics
The Mormon Church wants laws on the books that would allow a Mormon apartment building owner who doesn't want to rent a unit to a gay couple, the "religious freedom" not to do so. Or a Mormon business owner the right to fire a lesbian worker simply because of whom she is, not because of the quality of her work.
Queer Voices
I'm not saying my religious beliefs are the way for everyone to live or believe. But neither are yours. In fact, they are not truly universal religious beliefs but your personal beliefs. And that's OK. But you don't get to impose those on everyone else to prevent them from living, working, and loving with the same freedom that you are afforded by virtue of who you are.
Religion
The letter was signed by five seminary presidents, four former members of the President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based
Queer Voices
In some of the strongest evidence that these dangerous and hateful scare tactics are losing steam (and that Idaho is more progressive than France), the Couer d'Alene city council voted Tuesday, June 4, to adopt rules protecting LGBT citizens, with a strong five-to-one vote.
Queer Voices
Despite any risks in doing so, we should no longer hide 'gender identity' in legislation or ballot measures.
Queer Voices
President Obama can issue an executive order banning discrimination by federal contractors on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The White House punted on the issue in the spring. Mr. President, the time for action is now.