Tag Archives: LGBT rights

Study finds LGBT applicants 23 percent less likely to get a job interview

Tweet A new study, conducted by the Equal Rights Center and Freedom to Work, compared the responses to 100 pairs of fictional applications for jobs with government contractors. Each pair included an “LGBT application” that listed experience at an LGBT organization, and a “non LGBT application” that names similar roles in organizations that are not [...]
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Pennsylvania becomes 19th state where same-sex marriage is now legal

Tweet In a ruling last night, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III struck down Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriages – and joined the ranks of peers in other states, like Idaho and Oregon, who have expertly defended the constitutional right of all people to marry.  Tweet
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In the Name of Our Humanity: The Failure of Tolerance for LGBTQ People

TweetThere’s been an instructive imbroglio flaring between a few men in the middle echelons of the American commentariat. The New York Times’ Ross Douthat wrote about the “terms of surrender” that he and other opponents of LGBT  marriage equality were currently negotiating against what he sees as gay rights’ relentless march, Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern [...]
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Breaking: Senate passes Employment Non-Discrimination Act

TweetWith a vote of 64-32, earlier today the Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which bans workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, making it the first time in history the institution has voted to include LGBT people in a non-discrimination law. Though legislating equality has incredibly valid critiques, and it might [...]
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Illinois celebrates marriage equality

Tweet  Illinoians – this Washington, DC transplant included – are long at last able to celebrate the passage of a marriage equality law! Last night lawmakers approved the bill after (finally) getting enough House votes to move the bill through the Senate. Governor Pat Quinn intends to sign the bill into law to take effect [...]
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