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Can a Fired Transgender Worker Sue for Job Discrimination?

In 2013, a funeral director who had been known as Anthony Stephens wrote to colleagues at a Michigan funeral home, […]

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In Scottish schools, students will be required to learn about LGBTI history

Just 18 years ago, it was still illegal in Scotland to “intentionally promote homosexuality” in schools. Now, the Scottish government […]

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A Democratic House, Nation’s First Gay Governor

Control of Congress now split; LGBTQ community makes impressive strides On a night when the Democratic Party achieved a net […]

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Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence

The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most […]

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Matthew Shepard Will Be Interred at the Washington National Cathedral, 20 Years After His Death

For 20 years, the ashes of Matthew Shepard have not been laid to rest. Mr. Shepard’s killing in 1998, when […]

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44 siblings and counting

A lack of regulation has created enormous genetic families.  Now they are searching for one other. Kianni Arroyo clasps 8-year-old […]

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Major Climate Change Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040

A landmark report from the United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change paints a far more dire picture of the […]

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Hawaii Supreme Court rules equal parental rights for same-sex couples

Ruling orders same-sex spouse to pay child support  The Hawaii Supreme Court ruled Thursday that same-sex spouses must be treated […]

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Trump Administration to Deny Visas to Same-Sex Partners of Diplomats, U.N. Officials

The new policy will insist they be married to obtain visas —even if they’re from countries that criminalize gay marriage. […]

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Judge again rules in favor of intersex passport applicant

A federal judge has once again ruled in favor of an intersex person who was denied a passport because they […]

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The Queen's Cousin Makes History with First Same-Sex Royal Wedding

The intimate ceremony quietly took place over the weekend. Queen Elizabeth II’s cousin Lord Ivar Mountbatten made history over the […]

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Federal court allows same-sex couples to challenge Michigan’s anti-gay adoption law

Two same-sex couples are challenging the state’s “license to discriminate.” A federal judge ruled Friday that a lawsuit challenging Michigan’s […]

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Cuban president backs same-sex marriage

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel has said he supports an amendment to his country’s new constitution that would extend marriage rights […]

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GOP lawmaker caught on tape: Orphanages better than gay adoption

In an exchange with high school students that was caught on tape, a Republican congressman from New Jersey was tongue-tied […]

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India Strikes Down Colonial-Era Ban on Gay Sex

In a groundbreaking victory for gay rights, India’s Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously struck down one of the world’s oldest […]

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Aretha Franklin died without a will, leaving her estate’s future uncertain

After the tributes and mourning fade following a superstar’s death, practical concerns present themselves. These often center on who controls […]

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Supreme Court Stays Out of Case on Gay Rights and Foster Care

The Supreme Court refused on Thursday to intercede in a dispute between Philadelphia and a Catholic foster care agency that […]

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Catholic Charities ending foster, adoption programs over same-sex marriage rule

Catholic Charities of Buffalo will end its foster care and adoption program because state rules that bar discrimination based on […]

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Italy’s deputy prime minister calls gay parents ‘unnatural’ and surrogacy ‘a horror’

The Italian deputy prime minister has called same-sex parents ‘unnatural’ and vowed to keep all families heterosexual. Matteo Salvini, the […]

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Sperm donor secrets emerge as Australia law erases anonymity

For Peter Peacock, fate arrived in the form of a registered letter. The letter, at least initially, looked to be […]

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