Since now several weeks we hear of bills aiming at legalizing discriminations against LGBT people. Some of these laws, if approved, would even prevent any legal action and would thus block possible challenges against discriminatory laws like same-sex marriage bans.
From now on, one breathes a little bit better in Kansas where the bill was killed, but for how long?
In a divorce case, a judge in Texas has added a "morality clause" prohibiting a woman from living with her new partner.
Last year, we had spoken about Diane and Taeko who had wanted to stay in a Bed & Breakfast in Honolulu, Hawaii. Its owner had then refused to host them saying she felt uncomfortable to have lesbians in her house.
When someone offers something only for straights, generally, nobody says it's a discrimination except us. Straights feel not concerned about it and say nothing, they are not even shocked. But when, suddenly, it's the opposite case, that becomes a big scandal! Karen Paperno dared! Yes, she dared to offer on products for baby a 10% reduction ONLY for lesbian mothers!
During a House Appropriations Legislative Branch subcommittee hearing on the fiscal 2013 budget request for several government agencies, a battle between Democrats and Republicans on DOMA started.
In Anoka-Hennepin School District, conservative Christian parents ask teachers to teach about the "ex-homosexual" movement and "gay-related immune deficiency". They would like the policy prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is not applied thinking it would open the schools to pro-homosexual teaching, so they want discriminations towards LGBTs continue.
The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Michigan decided to file a lawsuit to fight against a discriminatory new law which prohibits a lot of public entities to provide health care insurance to their employees' domestic partners.
For the first time, a report submitted by the UN Council of Human Rights details all discriminations, violences sudden throughout the world by LGBTQ people with a list of recommendations to protect us.
Two days ago, I spoke about Val Burke who could not visit her partner hopitalized whereas a law authorizes it. It ended well as she can from now on visit her. The chief executive officer of Rolling Hills Hospital in Franklin plans to meet Val in order to apologize.
A lesbian couple, Diane Cervelli and Taeko Bufford, were victim of discrimination by a Hawaii bed and breakfast's owner.