Last Monday, Massachusetts became the 16th State to prohibit “conversion therapies” to minors.
Indeed, Governor Charlie Baker has signed the bill HB 140 into law to ban “conversion therapies” that you also know as “ex-gay or reparative therapy”.
Puerto Rico, which approved the equal marriage a year ago, has unveiled its first LGBTQ monument which also honors the victims of Orlando since part of them was Puerto Rican.
A few weeks ago, there has been a judge of Puerto Rico who had upheld the marriage equality ban, whereas the decision of the Supreme Court did not include US territories such as Puerto Rico as the world "territory" does not appear in the text.
In Puerto Rico, a judge decided to uphold the marriage equality ban despite the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in June.
The government of Puerto Rico has nominated Maite Oronoz Rodriguez, openly lesbian, as chief justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico.
The government of Puerto Rico will change the rules in terms of clothing in schools and will allow students to wear pants or skirts as they please, regardless of their gender.
Great news for the LGBT community in Puerto Rico since the Justice Department announced that it would not defend the marriage equality ban while a challenge against this law that prohibits marriage to same-sex couples was launched by many LGBT couples last year.
We talked a lot about numerous legalization of marriage equality across the United States, there was also briefly mentioned Puerto Rico, but not the other territories and islands of the Caribbean and Pacific where again, the LGBT community tries to get more equality.
Barely a judge dismissed an attempt to repeal the equal marriage ban in Puerto Rico, a new challenge was launched. Seriously? He really believed we were going to give up?
In March, a lesbian couple launched a challenge against the non-recognition of same-sex marriages in Puerto Rico. Four LGBT couples come to join the trial. They will be accompanied by two groups: Lambda Legal and Puerto Rico Para [email protected], an advocacy group for LGBTQ rights.