We will have hoped to the end that the Governor of Mississippi does as governor of Georgia and of Virginia and is opposed to the religious freedom law. Unfortunately, that was not the case since Governor Phil Bryant signed the House Bill 1523 into law.
In Missouri, Republican senators obtained, by a 23-9 vote, the opportunity to introduce a bill that would prohibit the government to prosecute individuals and any businesses that would refuse to serve or to provide goods for marriage ceremonies or celebrations of same-sex couples based on their religious beliefs.
Very bad news reached us from Indonesia where the government planned to vote, for more national security, an anti LGBT "propaganda" law similar as the one in Russia.
Last year, an openly lesbian student in Northern California, Taylor Victor, was forced to leave school after the officials have notified that wearing her t-shirt "Nobody knows I'm a lesbian" was a violation of the dress code of the institution, up to say that it was also a promotion of sexuality, gang violence and personal choices. But after she sued two school officials, things are finally back to normal.
We saw last week in Florida and Georgia, bills that could lead to discrimination against the community were about to be reviewed by the Senate after having been approved by the House.
In Virginia, it is a bill both similar because it is an exemption and protection based on religion bill, and at the same time a completely different one as it is to protect all persons and businesses who would oppose equal marriage and homosexuality.
A New York court has just issued its verdict on a discriminatory act that took place in the state two years earlier.
In France, from January 29 to February 1, professional soccer players of League 1 and League 2 will wear rainbow shoelaces during games and workouts to show their support to diversity and to fight against discrimination in sport.
For the first time, a center dedicated to providing help, support and health treatments for the transgender community will be opened in Thailand.
Ireland never ceases to surprise us! After the equal marriage was adopted by referendum, and after it recently recognized gender without medical intervention, Ireland has just removed the religious exemption.
27 American Chrisitian colleges will be able to discriminate against LGBT students.