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State laws effectively banning abortion significantly harm LGBTQ people

As more and more states move to ban abortion in hopes of triggering a court case that could lead to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, what’s lost in the back-and-forth between supporters and opponents of abortion rights is just how drastically these draconian laws impact members of the LGBTQ community. The most recent string […] The post State laws effectively banning abortion significantly harm LGBTQ people appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Taiwan becomes first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage

Taiwan's president said the island nation had taken a "big step towards true equality" The post Taiwan becomes first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

U.S. House passes the Equality Act, a landmark LGBTQ rights bill

Bill prohibiting anti-LGBTQ discrimination passes over Republican objections, and is now headed to the U.S. Senate. The post U.S. House passes the Equality Act, a landmark LGBTQ rights bill appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Nyle DiMarco: We need the Equality Act, because LGBTQ people have “no absolute protection from the government”

As a deaf LGBTQ person, DiMarco is highlighting the importance of the Act as a member of two marginalized communities The post Nyle DiMarco: We need the Equality Act, because LGBTQ people have “no absolute protection from the government” appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Civil rights groups rally after Trump’s judicial nominees won’t say whether segregation is unlawful

Civil rights groups rally in protest of Wendy Vitter and other Trump nominees who are silent about landmark desegregation case The post Civil rights groups rally after Trump’s judicial nominees won’t say whether segregation is unlawful appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Social conservatives proposing “compromise” to weaken Equality Act’s protections

Civil rights groups are worried that any compromises would weaken protections for LGBTQ people The post Social conservatives proposing “compromise” to weaken Equality Act’s protections appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

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