Latest Sexual orientation discrimination News

Approval of Kansas bill on trans athletes isn't veto-proof

Apr. 09, 2021 21:40 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas conservatives on Friday pushed a proposed ban on transgender athletes in girl's and women's school sports through the Republican-controlled Legislature but don't have enough support yet to overcome a possible veto by the state's Democratic governor. ...

Discrimination part of everyday life for Peru's trans people

Apr. 07, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The attack on Gahela Cari came following a televised political debate in the form of a searing tweet from her opponent. Attached to it was an image of her Peruvian elections registration with her names and gender given at birth, all of which she no longer identifies with,...

Virginia lawmakers establish more LGBTQ protections

Apr. 02, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Democratic-controlled Virginia General Assembly worked in its second year to establish more protections for LGBTQ people. Lawmakers tackled LGBTQ inequity in criminal justice and health care, reforming laws that advocates said were rooted in...

Montana House backs bill on religious challenges to rules

Apr. 01, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana House passed a bill Thursday that would allow people to challenge government regulations that interfere with their religious beliefs. The approval, on a 59-38 vote, came a day after lawmakers rejected an amendment that would have made...

Schools grapple with governor's order on transgender sports

Mar. 31, 2021 19:45 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — When South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem issued executive orders to bar transgender girls from girls' sports leagues, it appeared to be a quick fix to what had become a political mess, but opponents of the orders say they amount to little more than a suggestion. ...

Lawsuit targets Virginia's policies on transgender students

Mar. 30, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A faith-based conservative group filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging Virginia's new state guidelines on the treatment of transgender students in public schools, alleging the policies violate parental child-rearing rights and student rights to freely exercise their...

North Dakota Senate turns transgender bill into study

Mar. 29, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Senate agreed Monday to turn a transgender sports bill into a study. The Senate voted 35-12 to study the bill and its potential impacts on students and the economy. The bill aimed to prohibit a publicly funded...

NY social service agency sued for not allowing X gender mark

Mar. 29, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nonbinary New Yorkers who currently must declare themselves as male or female to receive Medicaid, food stamps and other public assistance say in lawsuit filed Monday that the state is discriminating against them by failing to provide an X gender option. ...

Column: Trans athletes not an issue but discrimination real

Mar. 27, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

All around the country, states are rushing to approve laws to address a supposed problem that, in reality, doesn’t actually exist. Has there even been a case where a transgender athlete actually stole a college scholarship or gained an unfair competitive advantage? ...

LGBT groups want equality law in Japan before Tokyo Olympics

Mar. 25, 2021 07:46 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Activists submitted a petition with over 106,000 signatures to Japan's ruling party Thursday, calling for an LGBT equality law to be enacted before the Tokyo Games, saying Japan as host nation should live up to the Olympic charter banning gender and sexual discrimination. ...