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Report: New HIV diagnoses on steady decline in Chicago

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Chicago
CHICAGO -- Chicago health officials say new HIV diagnoses in the city have been steadily declining over the past 13 years. The Chicago Department of Public Health released a new report Monday to coincide with World AIDS Day. The report ...

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Labor Department announces final rule for LGBT workplace executive order

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Dept-of-Labor
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Labor on Wednesday announced the final rule for prohibiting discrimination against transgender federal employees and LGBT employees of federal contractors. ...

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Missouri GOP lawmakers seeking to appeal same-sex marriage ruling

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Missouri state capitol in Jefferson City.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's Republican legislative leaders are seeking to appeal a court ruling requiring officials to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey and House Speaker Tim Jones have filed a motion ...

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Scott Lively: Homosexuality is an ‘infection’ that kills society

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Scott Lively
Scott Lively, an activist notorious for pushing anti-gay policies in countries like Uganda and Russia, appeared on “Trunews” on Monday, where he told host Rick Wiles that gay rights and the growing acceptance of homosexuality are going to destroy the ...

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Louisiana adds to momentum for Supreme Court review of gay marriage

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court
A second state — Louisiana — told the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday that the Justices should consider taking on the constitutional dispute over same-sex marriage without waiting further. It is important, the state said in urging prompt review ...

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Tenth Circuit denies Kansas’ request for full court hearing on marriage ruling

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
The Byron White U.S. Courthouse in Denver, the seat of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.
DENVER -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on Tuesday denied a request by the state of Kansas for an en banc hearing on a challenge to the state's same-sex marriage ban. An an en banc hearing ...

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Miami-Dade County adds gender identity to human rights ordinance

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Miami, Fla.
MIAMI -- The Miami-Dade County Commission on Tuesday voted to amend its existing Human Rights Ordinance to prohibit discrimination in housing, public accommodations and employment on the basis of gender identity and gender expression. The county is the latest ...

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ACLU: U.S. Army to recognize legal names of transgender veterans

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Army
TRENTON, N.J. -- The U.S. Army has agreed to "fully recognize" the new legal names of two transgender military veterans, the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday. The group's New Jersey chapter announced that the Army Board for Correction of ...

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ACLU asks judge to order Nebraska to recognize same-sex marriages

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Nebraska's now-negated marriage ban has been struck down.
The ACLU is asking a judge to order Nebraska to recognize same-sex marriages while the group's legal challenge to the state's gay marriage ban is pending. ...

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D.C. Council approves bill to ban conversion therapy on LGBT youth

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
dc
The D.C. Council has approved a bill to prohibit LGBT youth from undergoing gay-to-straight conversion therapy. ...

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