Delaware Poised to Adopt a Transgender Rights Law [Updated]

By: Wednesday June 19, 2013 10:16 am

Update (7:30 pm Wednesday): The Delaware Senate has approved the amended bill passed yesterday by the House, and Gov. Markell has signed it into law. Congratulations Delaware! Delaware is on the verge of protecting transgender residents under its anti-discrimination and hate crimes laws.  From Washington Blade: The Delaware House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a [...]

Puerto Rico Senate Passes Anti-Discrimination Bill

By: Friday May 17, 2013 9:44 am

The Senate of Puerto Rico passed an LGBT anti-discrimination bill on Thursday on a vote of 15-11. The bill (PS-238) would amend Puerto Rico’s existing anti-discrimination laws, adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the classes already protected against discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations and government services. “The bill’s passage comes three days after [...]

Washington Voters Decisively Rejected The “License To Discriminate” Against Gays In 2006

By: Saturday April 27, 2013 4:38 pm

A bill (SB 5927) filed late last week by Washington state Sen. Sharon Brown (R-Kennewick) and nearly half of the state legislature’s Republican caucus seeks to roll back part of the state’s anti-discrimination law to allow businesses to deny services to customers “if providing those goods or services would be contrary to the individual’s or [...]

E.U. Court of Human Rights: Religious beliefs may not be used to refuse service to same-sex couples

By: Tuesday January 15, 2013 9:41 am

Religious beliefs may not be used to justify a refusal of services to same-sex couples the European Court of Human Rights ruled today in a test of British laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBT Rights reports: In the first case, Lillian Ladele was a civil registrar in [...]

Michelle Tannen: In support of trans rights: Society is ready. It’s time for the laws to catch up.

By: Saturday June 18, 2011 12:00 am

Despite overwhelming public support, the Massachusetts Legislature has yet to pass the Transgender Equal Rights bill.  Action is needed.  It’s well past time. The following is a guest post by a member of the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition.  It was first published in Bay Windows. By Michelle Tannen My name is Michelle Tannen, and I’d [...]

Breaking: Equality prevails in Kalamazoo

By: Tuesday November 3, 2009 9:17 pm

One Kalamazoo press release courtesy Bilerico    Kalamazoo residents approve nondiscrimination ordinance    ”Our campaign started with a very basic idea, and today voters confirmed that we are One Kalamazoo,” said Campaign Manager, Jon Hoadley.    With only absentee ballots outstanding, 65 percent of Kalamazoo voters have approved Ordinance 1856 by a vote of 6,463 [...]

One Kalamazoo airs its first ad

By: Wednesday October 14, 2009 10:00 pm

Blend reader Alexander tells us that ONE Kalamazoo is airing its first television ad.  Quite exciting!  He says Kalamazoo is a small city, and ONE Kalamazoo has an even smaller budget, but the ad is remarkably well done, and I think everyone should see it.  I love the coverage you folks do on the Maine [...]

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