Center for American Progress

Center for American Progress

Lambda Legal and 75 Orgs Urge HHS Not to Grant SC License to Discriminate

Faith and Religion National
South Carolina had requested the waiver on behalf of Miracle Hill Ministries, one of the state’s largest foster agencies that explicitly rejects non-Protestant and LGBT potential foster and adoptive families and people seeking to mentor children in its care. ...
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New Ad Depicts Grieving Widow Turned Away by Funeral Home Because She’s a Lesbian

National
Discrimination against LGBT people continues to be a pervasive issue. A 2016 Center for American Progress survey found that one in four LGBT respondents experienced discrimination because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. ...
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Tegan and Sara Foundation Announces Coordinated Fight Against Assaults on Justice

Entertainment
The convening was a natural next step for the recently launched Tegan and Sara Foundation that was established last fall following a nationwide "listening and learning tour". ...
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175 Mayors from 42 States Launch Coalition for LGBT Protections

Politics
"Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination" is a broad-based, nonpartisan coalition comprised of local officials who support equal protections and fair treatment for all LGBT people. ...
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Report: LGBT People of Color Face Discrimination, Bias, Abuse in Criminal Justice System

National
The report paints a comprehensive portrait of how LGBT people of color are unfairly treated and abused in the system. ...
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Baldwin, DelBene Resolve to Name June 26 ‘LGBT Equality Day’

Politics
During the past two decades, the U.S. Supreme Court has issued three different landmark rulings on the 26th of June that helped eliminate LGBT discrimination. ...
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Broken Justice System Targets and Harms LGBT People, Study Finds

National
A new report offers comprehensive analysis of how LGBT people, and particularly LGBT people of color, face higher rates of incarceration and unfair treatment and abuse in the criminal justice system. ...
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Breakthrough: Electronic Health Records to Collect Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Information

Health
HHS will require that all Electronic Health Record systems have the capacity to collect sexual orientation and gender identity information from patients. ...
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LGBT People of Color Face Lifelong Risk of Living in Poverty, Study

Top News Health
A new report details ways in which a wide array of legal failures, combined with the disparities faced by people of color, result in higher poverty rates. ...
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LGBT Women Among Most at Risk of Poverty in America, New Study

Top News Health
Due to discriminatory laws, America’s 5.1 million LGBT women face lower pay, frequent harassment, compromised access to health care, and violence. ...
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