Last month The Equality Act, an LGBT non-discrimination bill originally proposed in 1974, was introduced to Congress by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Representative David Cicilline (D-RI).
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced last month that the Pentagon has added sexual orientation as a protected class under its Military Equal Opportunity Policy.
On June 23, the United States Office of Personnel Management announced that federal health plans must remove blanket exclusion clauses prohibiting coverage of transition-related care for transgender individuals.
by Adam Brooks. Drupal Connect, a website design and consultation company headquartered in Newport, RI, announced last month that they will be spearheading a massive nationwide fundraising campaign to aid in the fight against legislative discrimination against the LGBTQ community. President and CEO of Drupal Connect John Florez stated that his company has become increasingly […]
by Adam Brooks. In response to the higher frequency of anti-LGBT bills pending or signed into law across the country, tech industry leaders signed an unprecedented joint statement supporting the addition of non-discrimination protections for LGBT people to civil rights laws. “This unprecedented and historic effort by the giants of the tech industry should be […]
by Adam Brooks. President Barack Obama signed an executive order in June of 2014 banning workplace discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender employees of federal contractors and the federal government after years of pressuring Congress to pass similar legislation. The Obama administration provided rules to contractors and gave companies time to put processes into […]
by Adam Brooks. In an interview with the New York Times, Gerald L. Storch, CEO of Saks Fifth Avenue’s parent company Hudson Bay, declined to retract his statement against former transgender employee Leyth Jamal, who has filed an employment discrimination lawsuit against Saks. In a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, Saks issued a statement that […]