According to the Lambda Legal study, justices elected in partisan elections supported LGBT rights in 53 percent of the cases. The study found support for LGBT rights increases to 70 percent for justices elected in non-partisan elections and 76 percent for justices who face retention elections. Finally, the study found LGBT support jumps to 82 percent for justices who are appointed. … [Read more...] about Study Claims Elected Judges Less Likely Than Appointed Ones to Support LGBT Rights
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The new ad campaign is projected to get at least $15 million in donated media support — including TV and radio time, and billboard space. Among the people featured in more than 25 video spots are a Michigan couple who said a pediatrician refused to treat their newborn daughter because of objections to their same-sex marriage, and an Ohio woman who says she was fired as a teacher because she is a lesbian. … [Read more...] about Bills to Curtail LGBT Rights Are Failing in State Legislatures
To the extent that the tide has turned, it’s due partly to the fallout over the North Carolina bill in 2016. The NCAA and NBA pulled games from the state; there were projections before lawmakers rolled back the restrictions that the law would cost the state several billion dollars in lost business. … [Read more...] about Bills targeting LGBT rights are failing across the US
“We know where history's going to lead us on this. Eventually the state's going to do the right thing, and we're going to keep pressing until we force the state to do the right thing, which is to protect all Missourians against discrimination,” Razer said. “That's not likely this year, but I'm not going to stop fighting until we hit 6 o'clock Friday.” … [Read more...] about Push for LGBT rights in Missouri clears hurdle — but unlikely to become law this year
North Carolina’s legislature recently passed a law that prevents transgender people from using government-run bathrooms corresponding to the gender with which they identify. The law — House Bill 2 (HB2) — has incited a state-wide civil liberties b Ali Rizvi, Nicole L. Cvetnic and Sohail Al-Jamea / McClatchy … [Read more...] about Republican and gay: Can the GOP change on LGBT rights?