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Acting AG says LGBTs aren't protected by Title VII

Acting AG says LGBTs aren't protected by Title VII

By Lisa Keen

During a House Judiciary Committee hearing Friday, acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker stood by the U.S. Department of Justice's decision to argue that federal civil rights law cannot be read to include protections for LGBT people.

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By Lisa Keen | February 6, 2019

President Donald Trump's second State of the Union address painted a rosy picture of the United States Tuesday night: a country on the brink of an "economic miracle," peace, and helpful legislation for things like the eradication of HIV/AIDS.

By Lisa Keen | February 6, 2019

The gay mayor of South Bend, Indiana recently announced a 2020 presidential bid, and while he has received mainstream coverage, he remains an underdog in a Democratic filed that is expanding.


By Lisa Keen | January 30, 2019

The Trump administration has given foster care agencies in South Carolina a green light to discriminate based on religion, an action that LGBT legal activists say will likely harm LGBT youth and prospective parents who are in same-sex relationships.

By Cynthia Laird | January 23, 2019

Supporters will join Senator Kamala Harris in Oakland this weekend to kick off her 2020 presidential campaign to defeat President Donald Trump.


By Lisa Keen | January 23, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday granted the Trump administration's request to temporarily vacate two national injunctions that have prevented a ban on transgender people in the military from going into effect.

By Lisa Keen | January 9, 2019

The first openly LGBT member of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has been denied a third term by a Republican senator who claims she has "radical views on marriage" and wants to use the agency as a "tool to stamp out religious liberty."


By Lisa Keen | January 2, 2019

LGBT legal groups told the U.S. Supreme Court last week that it is simply too soon for the court to become involved in litigation over President Donald Trump's proposed ban on transgender people in the military.

By Alex Madison | December 5, 2018

The Transgender Law Center has filed a claim seeking information in the death of a trans woman at an ICE detention facility.


By Lisa Keen | December 5, 2018

When the LGBT community thinks back on the life of President George H.W. Bush, its view of the decorated war hero and gentleman politician who spent years in the service of the nation is obscured.

By Lisa Keen | November 20, 2018

Three big LGBT cases will be part of a private discussion at the U.S. Supreme Court next Friday, November 30, when the justices meet to conference about what appeals to hear in the coming months.


By Lisa Keen | November 7, 2018

As the first returns in Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District began to emerge Tuesday night, it looked as if lesbian businesswoman Angie Craig would lose — a second time — to a former talk show host who once compared LGBT people to criminals.

By Lisa Keen | October 8, 2018

A new era in the U.S. Supreme Court's history began Saturday afternoon, October 6, when the Senate voted 50-48 to confirm the nomination of a federal judge who is expected to provide a fifth and majority vote against equal rights for LGBT people.


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