July 22, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
US President Barack Obama on Monday signed an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The order also explicitly bans discrimination against transgender employees of the federal government. The order does not include a ...[read more]
June 17, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
A White House official said Monday that US President Barack Obama will sign an executive order that would bar federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. This action marks a departure from the White House's position last year that an executive ...[read more]
November 7, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Senate on Thursday approved a bill by a vote of 64 to 32 outlawing workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) outlaws workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The ENDA expands ...[read more]
November 5, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The US Senate on Monday voted 61-30 to move forward with the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which prohibits employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. As federal law currently stands, employers are only ...[read more]
September 9, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
Guyana's acting Chief Justice Ian Chang ruled Friday that cross-dressing is a criminal offense only when done for improper purposes such as prostitution, but that people cannot be arrested for cross-dressing to express their personal gender identity or sexual orientation. The judge was ...[read more]
August 14, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law on Monday intended to protect transgender public school students throughout the state. AB 1266 amends the state's education code to specifically prohibit public schools from discriminating on the basis of gender identity and gender expression ...[read more]
July 11, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
The US Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP) on Wednesday approved a version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) that prohibits employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. As federal law currently stands, ...[read more]
May 9, 2013
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Guest Columnist Elisabeth McDonald of the Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law evaluates the recent legalization of same-sex marriage by the New Zealand House of Representatives...On Wednesday, April 17, 2013 New Zealand became the thirteenth country to allow same-sex couples to ...[read more]
January 29, 2013
by Julie Deisher
The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Monday reinstated a lawsuit by a Virginia prison inmate seeking gender reassignment surgery. The court ruled that Ophelia Azriel De'lonta, an inmate suffering from gender identity disorder (GID), has sufficiently stated a claim that the Virginia ...[read more]
December 18, 2012
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On December 18, 2008, 66 nations signed a UN statement supporting decriminalizing homosexuality, arguing that no person should face criminal penalties because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. On the same day, another nearly 60 nations signed another statement opposing ...[read more]

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