Tag: civil rights

Adam & Eve releases facts on abortion in the U.S.

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — Adamandeve.com, a longtime adult novelty retailer, released statistics about abortion in the United States this week. The information provides data on everything from the number of abortions performed each year to parental consent and mandatory waiting laws. “Adam & Eve supports healthy sexuality between consenting adults,’” said Chad Davis, marketing director for adamandeve.com…

Michigan civil rights commission tables action on LGBTQ discrimination again

DETROIT — Equality Michigan (EQMI) said late Monday afternoon that the Michigan Civil Rights Commission had again tabled its reconsideration of covering anti-LGBTQ discrimination after pressure from the state attorney general. From Equality Michigan’s Facebook page: Despite the overwhelming weight of authority indicating that they have the power to act on anti-LGBT discrimination, the Michigan…

Michigan civil rights commission reconsidering LGBTQ discrimination today

DETROIT – The Michigan Civil Rights Commission will meet this afternoon in Detroit to reconsider Equality Michigan’s (EQMI) request that the Commission take action on anti-LGBT discrimination. EQMI and thirty-seven other LGBT organizations petitioned the Commission to issue an interpretative statement concluding that the Elliott-Larsen Civil Right Act’s existing prohibition on sex discrimination encompasses discrimination…

Anti-LGBTQ clerk in Kentucky actually running for reelection

LOUISVILLE — Kim Davis, the county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite the Supreme Court ruling, is actually running for reelection in 2018. The Louisville Courier-Journal reported that Davis’ attorney confirmed that she will be seeking a second term. It’s the first chance for the county’s voters to have their…

LGBTQ services come to West Michigan

HOLLAND, Mich. — Staff from Equality Michigan’s Department of Victim Services made a stop in Holland Oct. 30 ahead of Out on the Lakeshore‘s opening, local press reported. From the Holland Sentinel: The nonprofit organization was contacted by OOTL to offer services in Holland. It has held similar pop-up hours around Michigan, including in Detroit, Grand…

Equality Illinois launches drive for LGBTQ leadership in state

CHICAGO—Equality Illinois is launching a new initiative to build the policy and political power of LGBTQ Illinoisans by linking qualified lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people to openings on key state boards and commissions. “The Boards and Commissions Initiative seeks to enhance the visibility and public leadership of LGBTQ Illinoisans on the important state…

Federal court blocks transgender military ban

WASHINGTON — News reports on Monday said that Trump’s ban on transgender military personnel has been blocked by the U.S. District Court in Washington, DC. The Associated Press reported that U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ruled that the transgender service members who had sued over Trump’s policy were likely to win and ordered a return…

Missouri Court of Appeals ruling a step forward for LGBTQ protection

ST. LOUIS – In an historic decision on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, a Missouri Court of Appeals Western District three-judge panel (Karen King Mitchell, Presiding Judge, Gary D. Witt, Judge, Anthony Rex Gabbert, Judge) ruled that workplace discrimination on the basis of sex-stereotyping — conforming to expectations for one’s sex, which is often attributed in…