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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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Chad Griffin Announces Departure from Human Rights Campaign

Photo by Steve Dipaola/AP/REX/Shutterstock (9954466c) HRC president Chad Griffin speaks on behalf of HRC-endorsed candidate Carolyn Long, in Vancouver, Washington
Politics National
Chad Griffin, the influential gay rights activist who helped turn the Human Rights Campaign into a powerful political force, announced Thursday that he is stepping down as the organization’s president. ...
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Lambda Legal Challenge to Military Trans Ban on Course to Proceed to Trial

National
Friday, a federal court in Seattle rejected the Trump Administration’s claim that its “new” discriminatory plan to ban transgender people from serving openly in the U.S. Armed Services passes muster. ...
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OUTBermuda and Allies Fight for Marriage Equality

International
While marriage equality is just one issue facing the LGBTQ+ community, OUTBermuda believes it is well positioned to provide a legal voice on a topic that has recently been handled like a political football in Bermuda. ...
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Publix Grocery Chain Denies HIV Prevention Pill to Employees

Health
Publix, a privately-traded company, scored a zero on the Human Rights Campaign’s analysis of workplace fairness and has been accused of multiple instances of anti-LGBT discrimination. ...
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Court Orders U.S. Military to Immediately Halt Ban of Transgender Troops

National
A federal court in Seattle Monday ordered an immediate halt to the Trump Administration’s discriminatory plan to ban transgender people from serving openly in the U.S. Armed Services. ...
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HRC Suspends Walmart’s Corporate Equality Index Rating Based on TLDEF’s Anti-Discrimination Cases

National
Based on two successful proceedings brought by the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Walmart's Corporate Equality Index rating has been suspended by the HRC. ...
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Washington State Joins Federal Lawsuit Challenging Transgender Military Service Ban

Politics Local
Washington is the first state to intervene in one of the lawsuits challenging the discriminatory transgender military ban. ...
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The 5th Avenue Theatre to Present: Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out!

Entertainment Local
Proceeds from Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out! will benefit five national organizations working to protect human rights: Southern Poverty Law Center, National Immigration Law Center, The Sierra Club Foundation, NAACP, and National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. ...
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LGBT Refugees, Experts Explore Impact of Trump’s Travel Ban

Politics
Human Rights First co-hosted a congressional briefing Wednesday examining the administration's recent executive order targeting refugees and its impact on LGBT individuals. ...
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