Tag : LGBT
NBA title : NBA Moves All-Star Game to New Orleans to Protest Transgender Law
summary : The NBA awarded its 2017 All-Star Game to New Orleans on Friday, a month after removing the game from Charlotte, North Carolina, to protest a state law forcing transgender people to use public restrooms matching their gender assigned at birth.
date : Aug 22, 2016 10:25 AM EDT
Transgender Restroom title : Judge in Texas Temporarily Blocks Obama’s Transgender Rules
summary : A U.S. judge blocked Obama administration guidance thattransgender public school students must be allowed to use bathrooms of their choice, granting a nationwide injunction sought by a group of 13 states led by Texas.
date : Aug 22, 2016 09:58 AM EDT
Transgender title : Judge Says Christian Funeral Home Had Religious Right to Fire Transgender Worker
summary : A federal judge ruled on Thursday that a Detroit funeral home that "operates as a ministry" was exempt from a law protecting transgender employees because of its owner's Christian beliefs.
date : Aug 19, 2016 08:41 AM EDT
Transgender title : Illinois Families Fight Transgender Access to School Locker Room
summary : A lawyer for dozens of families from a suburban Chicago high school district argued in court on Monday that students' privacy was being violated at a school that allowed a transgender girl access to the girls' locker room under an agreement with the federal government.
date : Aug 16, 2016 01:55 PM EDT
LGBT title : Russell Moore, Rick Warren Join Interfaith Coalition Condemning Calif. Bill Stripping Religious Exemptions from Christian Colleges
summary : Prominent evangelical leaders Russell Moore, Jim Daly and Rick Warren have joined a coalition of pastors, college officials and others from different religions in condemning a California bill that would limit religious exemptions for schools and open faith-based universities to lawsuits from homosexual and transgender students.
date : Aug 10, 2016 02:25 PM EDT
Gender Unicorn title : Franklin Graham Warns Parents: LGBT Community Attempting to 'Brainwash' Children With 'Gender Unicorn'
summary : Evangelist Franklin Graham has warned Christian parents that the North Carolina public school system is attempting to "brainwash" their children into embracing the pro-LGBT transgender agenda using a seemingly innocent "Gender Unicorn".
date : Aug 09, 2016 12:14 PM EDT
Transgender Restroom title : Pope Francis: World has 'Annihilated Man As Image of God' as Children are Taught Gender Fluidity
summary : Amid a global debate surrounding transgender rights, Pope Francis has warned that the world is "living a moment of annihilation of man as image of God" as children are being taught at school that gender can be a choice.
date : Aug 03, 2016 10:28 AM EDT
Transgender title : Canada's Supreme Court Rules Trinity Western University Law School Cannot be Denied Accreditation Because of Belief in Traditional Marriage
summary : In a major win for religious freedom, a Canadian court on Tuesday ruled that a Christian university that requires its staff and students to abstain from sex outside of marriage and homosexual behavior cannot be banned from having its law school accredited.
date : Jul 28, 2016 04:17 PM EDT
California Department of Education title : California Classrooms Now to Include LGBT History Lessons, Same-Sex Parents' Models
summary : New lessons for elementary, middle and high school students that recognize the contributions of minorities including "lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans," were approved by the California Board of Education members Thursday. The updates are part of a broader overhaul of California's history and social science curriculum.
date : Jul 16, 2016 10:45 AM EDT
Gay Rights Kenya title : Kenya Judge Upholds Use of Anal Probes to Define Sexuality for Gay Suspects
summary : A Kenyan court upheld the use of anal examinations to determine sexual orientation of men suspected of homosexual activity, which is a criminal offense in Kenya. Two men, after they were subjected to this type of exam as well as HIV and hepatitis B tests, sought a court ruling Thursday to halt future such procedures on men accused of being gay.
date : Jun 20, 2016 03:48 PM EDT
Omar Mateen title : Orlando Shooter Claimed Religion Led to Police Academy Rejection
summary : The shooter that left 49 Americans dead and 53 wounded at an Orland, Fla., gay nightclub on June 12 graduated from community college with a criminal justice degree, worked as a security guard and apparently wanted to be a police officer. But when a police academy rejected Omar Mateen's application, he complained he was denied due to his Muslim faith.
date : Jun 17, 2016 10:59 AM EDT
Gender Neutral Bathroom title : Americans' Sharply Split about Transgender Bathroom Debate, Poll Indicates
summary : Americans are divided on the debate regarding which public restrooms and locker rooms that transgender people should be allowed to use, according to a new CBS/New York Times poll released Thursday. President Barack Obama's Administration recently issued guidelines to all public schools directing them to allow transgender students to use the bathroom that corresponds to their gender identity, with an implied threat of a loss of federal funding if not followed. This poll, which was conducted after the directive was issued to schools, surveyed 1,300 adults.
date : May 23, 2016 04:55 PM EDT
Gender Neutral Bathroom Sign title : OK Senators Want Student Bathrooms and Showers Based On Religion, Obama Impeachment
summary : Oklahoma lawmakers on Friday proposed a new bill that would allow students to request their school buildings provide bathrooms, showers and locker rooms based on religious grounds, not just on self-assigned sex -- essentially rooms to disallow transgender people. The same Republican legislators introduced a resolution Thursday to urge the state's congressional delegates to start an impeachment of President Barack Obama over the White House's recent directive to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their gender identity.
date : May 23, 2016 03:46 PM EDT
Robert Jeffress title : Religious Liberty Threat is Not ISIS, It's Chambers of Commerce, Says Pastor Robert Jeffress
summary : Pro-LGBTQ businesses are a greater threat to religious freedom in the United States than the Islamic State, said Robert Jeffress, a conservative evangelical minister of the 12,000-member First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. He reportedly was speaking out about the federal government's reaction to anti-transgender legislation in states, such as North Carolina.
date : May 18, 2016 06:30 PM EDT
Matt Bevin title : Matt Bevin: Kentucky Governor Opposes Transgender Bathroom Policy
summary : Just as some parents in Kentucky are threatening to remove their children from public schools if new policies for transgender locker rooms and restrooms were enforced by President Barack Obama's Administration, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin Friday issued a public statement against the proposed bathroom rules for public schools.
date : May 14, 2016 09:16 PM EDT
Target male and female title : Target Shunned by 1.2 Million due to Fear of Peeping Toms, Transgender Bathrooms and Dressing Rooms
summary : One of Target's frequent public statements is that they want customers "to have a great experience every time they visit the chain's stores." But after the large retailer announced in April its locations will allow people to choose which bathrooms and dressing rooms they want to go into, based on the gender they identify as, rather than their birth sex, more than 1.2 million consumers are pledging to avoid the stores altogether. Some estimates indicate Target's corporate financial worth has decreased by $1.8 million.
date : May 10, 2016 10:11 PM EDT
Wedding Cake Male Couple title : Colorado Ruling Upholds Baker Cannot Cite Religion To Refuse Same-Sex Customers
summary : Colorado Supreme Court judges refused Monday to accept the case of a suburban Denver baker who would not make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, letting stand a lower court's ruling that the Masterpiece Cakeshop owner cannot cite his Christian beliefs or free-speech rights in refusing service.
date : Apr 26, 2016 02:10 PM EDT
Faith Driven Consumer title : AT&T, Comcast, Allstate, Marriott and Wells Fargo Asked to Stop Excluding Christian Consumers
summary : A new survey by Lifeway Research found that two-thirds of Americans (63 percent) said Christians face increasing intolerance, up from half (50 percent) in 2013. One advocacy group, Faith Driven Consumer (FDC), is trying to affect a different future pattern by launching a new "#GodsNotDead2Us grassroots movie to movement campaign" that targets and challenges five, top diversity and inclusion leaders -- AT&T, Comcast, Allstate, Marriott and Wells Fargo -- to treat Christian employees and customers with the same equality as they treat other consumer segments.
date : Apr 05, 2016 07:20 PM EDT
Same Sex Marriage Guys Holding Hands title : Missouri Voters May Decide On Expanded Religious Exemptions For Same-Sex Marriage Ceremonies
summary : Missouri residents could vote in the near future whether to give increased legal protection to representatives of business, church and other religious entities if they decline to provide services for, or participate in, same-sex weddings. Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis, wants to put the question on the ballot this year in the form of a proposed constitutional amendment.
date : Feb 26, 2016 09:09 AM EST
Manny Pacquiao title : Magic Johnson will Boycott Manny Pacquiao Boxing After Same-Sex Marriage 'Animal' Remarks
summary : "I won't be watching another one of Manny Pacquiao's fights," Magic Earvin Johnson wrote on Twitter Wednesday. His drop of support is stilling getting attention, due to his son, E.J. Johnson being publicly gay and due to fans reminding the basketball star he hasn't exactly had a clean slate himself in life. Johnson responded to the boxer's comments last week comparing gay marriage to animals. Pacquiao, who said he stands by his Biblical-based "Law of God" perspective, lost the backing of Nike in the furor over his controversial LGBT comments. Pacquiao eventually issued an apology, saying he was "humbling himself before others and God" regarding his mistake.
date : Feb 22, 2016 12:19 PM EST
Transgender Restroom title : Transgender Student Restroom Use Banned By South Dakota Senators As First State to Impede Gender Identity Matching
summary : With a 15-20 vote, South Dakota state senators passed a bill on Tuesday to ban transgender students from using school restrooms that correspond to the gender with which those students now identify. House Bill 1008 was approved by a vote of 58-10 by state house of representatives earlier this month, so is expected to head to Gov. Dennis Daugaard yet this week, perhaps as early as Thursday (Feb. 18).
date : Feb 18, 2016 04:55 PM EST
Todd Gilbert title : Religious Freedom 'Kim Davis-Inspired' Bill Approved by Virginia House Delegates
summary : Virginia House of Delegates' members approved on Tuesday (Feb. 16) a religious freedom bill that critics assert would allow anti-LGBTZ discrimination, while supporters applaud due to its prohibiting government from taking action against employees who refuse to provide services required in their jobs because those services go against their personal religious beliefs.
date : Feb 16, 2016 03:26 PM EST
Same Sex Marriage title : Kim Davis, Clerks Protected By Kentucky Bill, If Passed, On Same-Sex Marriage Licenses
summary : Kentucky Senate committee members on Wednesday voted for a bill intended to shelter county clerks from being forced to add their names on marriage licenses of same-sex couples. The bill now will go to the full Senate for a vote, which currently is Republican-controlled.
date : Feb 11, 2016 02:48 PM EST
Super Bowl 50 title : Super Bowl 50 Celebrates LGBT Gay Marriage, Black Lives Matter
summary : The NFL's Super Bowl 50 halftime show seems to be embedded with political messages. The show's headliner Coldplay came out on stage decked with rainbow colors, and Beyonce's dancers sported black berets--worn by during the '60s and '70s. Some viewers say there's a secret meaning behind the halftime show performances.
date : Feb 09, 2016 03:04 AM EST
Kim Davis title : Kim Davis: Congressman Invites Controversial Court Clerk to Obama State of Union, 'Battle for Religious Liberties'
summary : Kentucky court clerk Kim Davis, who was jailed last year for not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, is expected to attend President Barack Obama's final State of the Union Tuesday evening, at the invitation of an unnamed member of Congress. She gained international attention during the controversy, and on Sept. 25, 2015, said she switched from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party.
date : Jan 12, 2016 05:26 PM EST
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