A federal judge’s ruling striking down Alabama’s same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional will provide greater stability to the lives of same-sex couples and their children, but more work remains to eliminate anti-LGBT discrimination in the state.
The SPLC is observing TDOR to honor the lives lost to hate crimes and is fighting for the rights of transgender Americans; people like Ashley Diamond, a 34-year-old African-American woman currently incarcerated in a men’s prison in Georgia.
A New Jersey conversion therapy organization is potentially liable for the costs to repair the damage it inflicted on four young people by using dangerous and discredited practices it claimed can convert people from gay to straight.
Since entering a Georgia prison in 2012, a transgender woman has been denied the hormones she needs to maintain her gender identity. The SPLC today demanded that prison officials provide the therapy or risk a federal lawsuit.
As Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer decides this week whether to veto a bill allowing business owners to deny service to LGBT customers because of their own religious beliefs, I’m reminded of an earlier era when a similar form of discrimination was rampant.