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posted Friday, July 13, 2018 - Volume 46 Issue 28


Under cover of religion: More litigation claiming a religious right to discriminate
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

After two less-than-definitive US Supreme Court cases centering on a supposed First Amendment right to discriminate against LGBT people, new cases claiming a religious right to deny services to LGBT customers are going forward in state courts.

In a case now before the Arizona Supreme Court, the Alliance Defending F
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Brett Kavanaugh, a SCOTUS nominee everyone can hate?
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

New US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has one friend and many enemies. Fortunately for his career, that one friend is the president, Donald Trump. But his nomination has brought together a host of critics from both sides of the political spectrum.

Kavanaugh's main virtu
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SHAMEFUL: Maine Gov. LePage vetoes bill protecting LGBTQ youth from the dangerous practice of 'conversion therapy'
WASHINGTON, DC - [On July 6], the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, released the following statement strongly condemning Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage's veto of legislation that would have protected LGBTQ youth in the state from the dangerous an more
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Sen. Murray announces opposition to Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, citing President Trump's extreme ideological litmus test on Roe v. Wade, health care, and other rights and freedoms
WASHINGTON, DC - [On July 10], US Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), Assistant Democratic Leader and top Democrat on the Senate health committee, released the following statement opposing President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court: 'President Trump has been very clear about what he wants in a Supreme Court nominee - h more
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AFJ: McConnell tries to advance Bounds, Oldham nominations under the radar
WASHINGTON, DC - Following Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's decision to file cloture on the nominations of Ryan Bounds for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and Andrew Oldham for the 5th Circuit Court of appeals, AFJ President Nan Aron released the following statement:

'While the country is focused on the Supreme Court n
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HRC opposes Kavanaugh, Trump's pick to undermine LGBTQ rights, reproductive rights, health care, and more
WASHINGTON, DC - [On July 9], the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, called on the Senate to reject Brett Kavanaugh, who was pre-cleared by anti-LGBTQ and anti-choice organizations and nominated by the Trump-Pence administration to the Supreme Cour more
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Madison City Council passes measure to protect LGBTQ youth from the abusive practice of 'conversion therapy'
WASHINGTON, DC - [On July 9], the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, called on the Senate to reject Brett Kavanaugh, who was pre-cleared by anti-LGBTQ and anti-choice organizations and nominated by the Trump-Pence administration to the Supreme Cour more
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Transgender veterans as healthy as cisgender veterans, study finds
LOS ANGELES - A new study finds that the mental and physical health of transgender veterans is similar to [that of] cisgender veterans. The only difference was that transgender veterans had higher odds of having at least one disability, such as a debility in vision, cognition, mobility, self-care, or independent living.

The stu
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Historically Black Colleges and Universities report progress on LGBTQ inclusion as presidents and senior leadership gather at HRC for summit
WASHINGTON - [On July 11], the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, hosted its second Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Briefing for university presidents and seni more
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LGBT+ is most universal global movement of all time
Transcends all nations, cultures, ideologies, classes & races

Rainbow flag is world's most unifying, universal & ubiquitous flag


by Peter Tatchell - Peter Tatchell Foundation

London's celebration of LGBT+ Pride this weekend is one of thousands of Pride celebrations taking place over th
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Euro Nazis disrupt Pride in Hungary and Poland
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

While most of Europe observed Pride festivities with the usual exuberance and joy, neo-Nazi thugs disrupted Pride marches in Budapest, Hungary, and Czestochowa, Poland. Police intervened on the side of the LGBT marchers in Budapest but on the side of the Nazis in Czestochowa.

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