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Obama Proposes New Measures to Facilitate Cuba Relations

Obama Proposes New Measures to Facilitate Cuba Relations

The following is from a White House memo to members of the media regarding U.S. and Cuba relations. Wednesday, the United States is taking historic steps to chart a new course in our relations with Cuba and to further engage and empower the Cuban people.  We are separated by 90 miles of water, but brought […]

Robert Pitman Becomes First Openly Gay Judge to Sit on Federal Bench in Texas

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Robert Pitman, making him the first openly gay judge to sit on the federal bench in Texas.

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Michigan House Passes ‘License to Discriminate’ Bill

The Michigan bill may allow EMTs to refuse emergency treatment to a gay person, or pharmacists to refuse to fill prescriptions based on religious beliefs.

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States Without Same-Sex Marriage Missing Out on $750 Million, New Study

The resource estimates that the nationwide economic boost from marriage of same-sex couples could be up to $2.6 billion in just the first three years.

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New York City Council Votes to End Discriminatory Birth Certificate Policy

The bill eliminates the surgery requirement for transgender people seeking to change the sex designation on their birth certificates.

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Freedom Michigan Urges Full House to Hold Vote on Elliott-Larsen Update

Members of the Freedom Michigan coalition are calling on House Speaker Bolger to advance legislation to protect gay and transgender Michiganders.

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Secretary Wyman, Governor Inslee Certify 2014 Election

Inslee, who was in a jovial mood, said “By definition, the voters made wise decisions — it was the people’s will.”

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Armed Forces Fail to Comply with DOD Rules on Transgender Personnel, Report

In May, both Chuck Hagel and the White House indicated openness to re-evaluating the Pentagon’s ban, but no review has been initiated.

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HRC Co-Founder Charged with Third-Degree Sodomy, Abuse

Terrence Bean was arrested after six-month investigation that started with allegations that he secretly recorded videos having sex with men in his bedroom.

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Mayor Circulates Draft Medical Marijuana Ordinance

Murray’s Office of Policy and Innovation has drafted proposed ordinance that would govern the production and sale of medical marijuana products in Seattle.

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