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Pelosi spearheading rights for women and LGBT
By Cyndi Lauper, Politico.com, November 26, 2013
In 1987, the people of San Francisco elected an Italian-American, Catholic
mother of five to represent them in Congress. In her first speech on the
House floor, California’s new congresswoman astonished her colleagues
and people across our country by daring to utter an unmentionable word:
“AIDS.” With that speech, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi
revealed exactly what she is: fearless.
Mary Cheney can save the GOP
The Daily Beast, November 25, 2013
The issue of gay marriage is driving a wedge between the Cheney sisters
and between voters and the GOP—and many young Americans agree with
is the new F word
By Neal Broverman, Advocate.com, November 21, 2013
f someone hates liberals, they probably hate gays and transgender people,
too. Just ask Sarah Palin.
of ENDA is good news for small business
By John Arensmeyer, RollCall.com, November 21, 2013
In a step forward to ensure equal protection for all employees, the Senate
recently passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill that would
prohibit discrimination against workers based on their sexual orientation
or gender identity. This bill would have a positive impact not just on
gay and transgender workers, but also on small business owners across
Cheneys fail to keep it all in the family
By Eugene Robinson, Fresno Bee, November 21, 2013
Looks like the holidays are going to be, shall we say, a bit awkward for
the Cheney family. Actually, more than a bit. A feud between the former
vice president's daughters emerged into public view when Liz Cheney, who
is trying to win a Senate seat from Wyoming by pandering to the far-right
Republican base, went on "FOX News Sunday" and declared her
opposition to gay marriage.
do we stop anti-LGBTQ bullying?
Keegan O'Brien, TheNation.com, November 21, 2013
According to a nationwide study conducted by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight
Education Network, ninety percent of LGBTQ students report hearing derogatory
language or experience some type of verbal bullying, and more than 50
percent experience some kind of physical harassment or assault.
transgender inclusion is good for business
Advocate.com, November 20, 2013
As a leading consultant directing professional trainings around trans-inclusive
business practices, this writer has seen firsthand the positive effect
that ripples through a company when it supports an employee's desire to
transition. But the numbers also speak for themselves.
By Frank Bruni, New York Times, November 19, 2013
Liz Cheney's stated opposition to gay marriage smacks of calculation and
leap for equality
Editorial, New York Times, November 18, 2013
Hawaii's new law caps a remarkable year for progress on same-sex marriage.
historic changes, it still can be scary to be old and gay
By Sandy Butler and Nancy Kelly, University of Maine, November 13, 2013
Maine and the entire nation have witnessed profound policy change with
regard to lesbian and gay rights in the last decade. But gay and lesbian
individuals, especially those who are older, still fear they will be targeted
for who they are.
House should vote on and pass ENDA
By David Jennings, Houston Chronicle, November 12, 2013
I cannot fathom how it could be in the best interests of my neighbor to
fire them simply because of their sexual orientation. Or not to hire them
in the first place. We as followers of Jesus are commanded to go forth
and tell the world that good news. How can we do that if we continue to
separate ourselves from the world under the pretense of “protecting”
rights should cover all groups
Editorial, Long Island Newsday, November 12, 2013
Discrimination is un-American. Reinforcing that important belief, the
U.S. Senate voted last week to ban workplace discrimination based on sexual
orientation and gender identity. The historic, bipartisan vote capped
a long campaign that began when then-Sen. Edward Kennedy first introduced
similar legislation in 1994.
LGBT veterans still need our help
By Rob Smith, Advocate.com, November 11, 2013
The official ban on gay service members might be over, but the battle
for full equality is not.
the House must pass ENDA
By Ari Fleischer, Politico.com, November 7, 2013
On Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed legislation to protect gay employees
from job discrimination with an overwhelming bipartisan vote. Republicans
should support these protections, and I hope the GOP leadership in the
House schedules the bill for a vote. It’s the morally right thing
to do. No one should lose their job, or not get hired, because of their
Supreme Court settles lesbian custody battle
WIVB.com, November 8, 2013
The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a woman who donated an egg
to her lesbian partner has parental rights to the child and ordered a
lower court to work out custody, child support and visitation arrangements.
Stuck in a '90s time warp
My Michelangelo Signorile, Huffington Post, November 7, 2013
ENDA has a problem: a disturbing religious exemption that has been included
in the bill in one form or another ever since it was first introduced
in 1994 -- light years ago in terms of the speed of LGBT progress -- and
by gay advocates themselves, to appease conservative, religious Democrats
Next step forward in march for equality
By Winnie Stachelberg, Reuters, November 7, 2013
We have seen extraordinary movement forward on the Employment Non-Discrimination
Act — in public opinion and in the law of the land. We can judge
how much on Thursday, when the Senate is again due to vote on a bill that
prohibits job discrimination because of sexual orientation and gender
Scouts' unfinished business
Editorial, Bay Area Reporter, November 7, 2013
The selection of former Defense Secretary Robert Gates to lead the Boy
Scouts of America is an inspired choice that could – finally –
see one of the country's most recognizable youth organizations embrace
full equality for kids as well as adults.
ENDA would mean for managers in the workplace
Washington Post, November 6, 2013
Let’s suppose for a moment that the bill does pass the Senate (which
seems likely), manages to get onto the House floor and receives the votes
to pass (an outcome with far longer odds). Hypothetically, what would
that mean for leaders in the workplace?
third-gender law fails on equality
By Hilda Viloria, Advocate.com, November 6, 2013
Many are surprised to hear that intersex advocates aren’t raving
about Germany’s new third-gender law. It sounds great, but actually,
intersex children face hurdles with fewer rights.
in 2016? Not so fast
By Frank Bruni, New York Times, November 5, 2013
Democrats can cheer and pundits can lay their bets, but it's an awkward
moment for political royalty like Mrs. Clinton.
'way past time' for gay rights law
By John D. Sutter, CNN.com, November 5, 2013
"People should be able to breathe -- to not have to worry about being
fired because of their sexual orientation or identity." That seems
like a simple enough request, huh Congress?
tumbling boundaries of gay rights
By Frank Bruni, New York Times, November 3, 2013
Conservative donors funding a new gay-rights project run by a group usually
associated with Democrats? We're not in Kansas anymore.
for LGBT voters to mature
Matthew Breen, Advocate.com, 2013
Soon, it will be impossible for anyone to ignore LGBTs existence in every
echelon of society. Ultimately, we’ll see a broader range of political
views exhibited in candidates for office. And we’re probably going
to see even more queer candidates espouse incomprehensible positions that
sit firmly at odds with the civil rights pursued by our community.
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