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Wisconsin Supreme Court

Wis. Supreme Court to hear challenge to state’s domestic partner registry

Saturday, June 15, 2013
MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to the state's domestic partner registry, which grants same-sex couples a number of legal rights. [ Read more → ]
U.S. Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.)

Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid signs on as 50th co-sponsor of ENDA

Saturday, June 15, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday that he'll co-sponsor the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, becoming the 50th co-sponsor of the measure aimed at banning workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. [ Read more → ]
Bermuda

Bermuda approves bill prohibiting discrimination against gays

Saturday, June 15, 2013
HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Legislators in Bermuda have approved a bill that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. [ Read more → ]
Social-Security

Social Security Administration updates policy on changing gender marker

Friday, June 14, 2013
WASHINGTON -- The Social Security Administration on Friday announced a new policy for changing the gender designation in Social Security records to provide transgender people improved privacy and prevent unnecessary outing to Social Security staff and healthcare providers. [ Read more → ]
Nitza Quiñones Alejandro

U.S. Senate confirms first openly gay Latina to serve on the federal bench

Thursday, June 13, 2013
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed the first ever openly gay Hispanic woman to serve on the federal bench. [ Read more → ]
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)

Rubio: ‘I’m done’ with immigration bill if gay couples are included

Thursday, June 13, 2013
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) -- the most prominent Republican in the “Gang of Eight,” a group of senators who developed the bipartisan immigration reform bill -- said Thursday he will revoke his support if an amendment is added that allows immigration benefits to foreign-born, gay partners of American citizens. [ Read more → ]
New-Jersey

N.J. Assembly panel approves bill banning conversion therapy on minors

Thursday, June 13, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. — An Assembly panel in the New Jersey state legislature is set to consider a measure that would prohibit licensed therapists from performing controversial gay-to-straight conversion therapy on minors. [ Read more → ]
safe-schools

Calif. Senate committee advances transgender student rights bill

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
SACRAMENTO -- A California Senate committee on Wednesday approved a bill that would require public schools to respect a transgender student’s gender identity in all school programs, activities, and facilities. [ Read more → ]
Charlie Morgan

N.H. Senator testifies in support of military benefits for same-sex spouses

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) on Wednesday urged members of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs to pass a bill that would provide key military benefits for same-sex spouses of gay service members. [ Read more → ]
Canada

Transgender rights bill appoved by Canadian Senate committee

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada -- A bill that would add gender identity to the list of classes protected from discrimination under the Canadian Human Rights Act cleared a Senate committee on Monday. [ Read more → ]
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