Last week, the American Department of Labor announced that the non-discrimination laws now would include transgender workers.
Will gay and lesbian teachers but also doctors, workers who have children outside marriage or who are divorced, be finally protected and not loose their job because of their sexuality? That's the question that everyone has in Ireland where an amendment which would allow this protection has just been introduced.
The battle always continues in Minnesota. The Minnesota Association of Professional Employees (MAPE) voted and unanimously against a referendum which can place the ban of gay marriage in the constitution of the State.
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.
Arizona will continue to provide benefits to partner of the same-sex workers such as decided the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
The Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index 2012 came out this week, ranking hundreds of major US companies based on a set of criteria. These criteria include an assessment of companies’ non-discrimination policies, the offering of equal partner benefits, availability of LGBT resources for employees, the provision of transgender healthcare, a public commitment to LGBT causes, and a lack of support for anti-LGBT initiatives. The scoring falls under each of these categories, amounting to a highest possible score of 100.