WASHINGTON - A White House official says President Barack Obama plans to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation. The move follows years of pressure from gay rights groups for Obama to sign the order. The White House has... more »
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A national organization is launching a three-year, $8.5 million campaign to promote LGBT equality and push for new legal protections in three Southern states. The Washington-based Human Rights Campaign is planning what it calls the "Project One America" in Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi. Each state is controlled... more »
The Boy Scouts of America will accept openly gay youths starting on New Year's Day, a historic change that has prompted the BSA to ponder a host of potential complications - ranging from policies on tentmates and showers to whether Scouts can march in gay pride parades. Yet despite their... more »
HOUSTON - The sheriff of Houston's Harris County has adopted a sweeping policy designed to protect and guarantee equal treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender inmates.
It includes allowing transgender individuals to be housed based on the gender they identify with instead of their biological sex. The Harris... more »
IOWA CITY, Iowa- The University of Iowa has become the nation's first public university to include optional questions about sexual orientation and gender identity on its admissions application. The university announced Wednesday that its new application asks students whether they identify with the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer community. The... more »
A federal judge has ordered a Mississippi school district to pay just over $81,000 in legal fees and expenses in a lawsuit filed by a lesbian student whose prom was canceled because she wanted to bring her girlfriend.
U.S. District Judge Glen H. Davidson signed the order on Monday... more »