Sexual Orientation

Sexual Orientation

Lambda Legal Sues Senior Housing Facility for Allowing Abuse of Lesbian Resident

National
The facility ignored Marsha's pleas for help after being harassed and attacked because she is a lesbian and a woman who loved and created a family with another woman for 30 years. ...
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Florida Removes LGBTQ Youth Protective Language from Family Services Department

National
LGBT protections were quietly removed after pressure from far-right religious groups and a review from Gov. Rick Scott’s office. ...
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‘Stop Hate Dump Trump’ Campaign Launched to Hold Presidential Candidate Accountable

Politics
A diverse coalition has organized to give voice to Americans calling out Donald Trump for his hate speech, misogyny, Islamaphobia, and racism. ...
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Lesbian Employee Discriminated Against at Savannah Hospital

National
Last April, Evans filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia against her former employer, Georgia Regional Hospital ...
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The Ins and Outs of Finding a Doctor for Your LGBT Family

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Health
If they can’t answer simple questions that any parent, straight or single, would ask, then they probably aren’t the best doctor for you or your children. ...
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Groundbreaking ‘Ending Conversion Therapy’ Report Released

Health
The report includes the first publication of consensus statements developed by an expert panel held by the American Psychological Association. ...
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Legislation Introduced to Correct Records of Service Members Discharged Due to Sexual Orientation

Politics
Since World War II, more than 100,000 Americans are estimated to have been discharged from the military because of their sexual orientation. ...
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Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Prohibit LGBT Discrimination During Jury Selection

Supreme Court of the United States
Top News Politics
The Jury ACCESS Act would amend federal statute to prohibit the practice of striking jurors in federal courts for sexual orientation or gender identity. ...
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Courts to Consider Sexual Orientation in Rulings

Top News National
The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court ruling because the trial judge erred in allowing one litigant to use a peremptory challenge to remove a juror because of the juror's sexual orientation. ...
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Education Department to Recognize Same-Sex Parents

Top News National
Where appropriate, the new FAFSA form will use terms like "Parent 1 (father/mother/stepparent)" and "Parent 2 (father/mother/stepparent)" instead of gender-specific terms like "mother" and "father." ...
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