Dodd Applauds Expansion to Gay and Lesbian Workers
U.S. Senator Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) supports providing the full benefits of the FMLA law to gay and lesbian couples.
HRC Calls for Rejection of Texas Republican Party Platform
The Human Rights Campaign condemned the Texas State Republican Party for including anti-LGBT language in its 2010 State Party Platform.
Supreme Court Rebukes Efforts to Conceal Petition Signatures
The Human Rights Campaign praised the U.S. Supreme Court for ruling against anti-equality groups who sought to overturn Washington’s law providing for disclosure of signatories to an initiative or referendum petition.
Perry, Prop. 8 Closings Set for June
The American Foundation for Equal Rights brought together attorneys to lead a challenge to Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that stripped gay men and lesbians of their right to marry.
Senators Introduce Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
A coalition of United States Senators have introduced legislation to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and enhance our country’s military effectiveness.
Florida Proposes Eliminating Tax Credits for Films with Gay Characters
The government here is considering a bill that would tweak tax credits provided to productions that film in the state, including eliminating credits for productions that include gay characters.
“Pennies in Protest” Raises Thousands to Counter Westboro Baptist Church
A group that formed to counteract in a positive way a visit from Westboro Baptist Church raised thousands for four area organizations that were targeted by the protesters.
Lieberman Intends to Introduce “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repeal Bill
Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) announced he will introduce a bill in the Senate to repeal the discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law that bars openly gay and lesbian Americans from serving in the military.
After 22 Years, HIV Travel and Immigration Ban Lifted
The Human Rights Campaign hailed the announcement that a ban on HIV positive visitors and immigrants entering the country, first established in 1987, has been lifted.
Two-Thirds of GLBT Americans Think Nation Headed in the Right Direction
As President Barack Obama focuses his attention on a multitude of critical issues facing the nation today, GLBT adults in the country say they are more optimistic for the future than their heterosexual counterparts.