Latest Sexual orientation discrimination News

Tokyo to recognize same-sex unions but not as legal marriage

May. 11, 2022 06:15 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's capital has announced it will start recognizing same-sex partnerships to ease the burdens faced by residents in their daily lives, but the unions will not be considered legal marriages. Support for sexual diversity has grown slowly in Japan, but legal...

Judge weighs request to block Alabama transgender law

May. 06, 2022 20:18 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama will ban the use of puberty blockers and hormones to treat transgender minors starting on Sunday, barring a ruling by a federal judge on a request to block the law from taking effect. The U.S. Department of Justice and parents with transgender...

Judge orders school to let trans student use boys restroom

Apr. 29, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction Friday ordering a central Indiana middle school to allow a transgender student to have access to the boys restroom. The order issued by U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt requires John R. Wooden Middle School...

Judge blocks Montana's transgender birth certificate law

Apr. 21, 2022 22:13 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge on Thursday temporarily blocked enforcement of a law that required transgender people to have undergone a “surgical procedure” before being allowed to change their sex on their birth certificates. The law was part of a growing list of...

Vigil in Vermont honors life of slain transgender woman

Apr. 17, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

MORRISTOWN, Vt. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered Saturday in Vermont to honor the life of a transgender woman recently stabbed to death. The vigil in a park in Morristown was intended to highlight the woman’s life and the dangers and discrimination that transgender people face....

Silver says NBA plans to keep next All-Star Game in Utah

Apr. 06, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA plans to keep its next All-Star Game in Salt Lake City, despite its opposition to Utah's ban on transgender youth athletes playing on girls teams. The Utah Jazz are set to host the event next February but there was speculation the NBA could take it away...

Mormons lower temperature on hot-button issues at conference

Apr. 02, 2022 21:25 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Top leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints addressed COVID-19, the church's support of non-discrimination laws, war in Ukraine and legacies of racism at the faith's first in-person conference since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. The...

Iowa court upholds gender identity discrimination case

Apr. 01, 2022 15:20 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday upheld much of a 2019 jury verdict that found the state discriminated against a transgender state prison employee by denying him the use of men’s restrooms and locker rooms, but the court dismissed a portion of the case that centered on...

Trans athletes ban wins veto-proof majority in Kansas Senate

Mar. 23, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans in the Kansas Senate have approved a ban on transgender athletes in girl's and women's school sports with enough votes to override an expected veto from Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly. The 27-12 vote Tuesday sent the measure to the House. Conservatives...

Rights group denounces violence against LGBT people in Iraq

Mar. 23, 2022 01:18 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A transgender woman said several men beat her up, threw her in a garbage bin, cut her and set her alight before she was rescued. A gay man said his boyfriend was killed before his eyes. A lesbian woman was stabbed in the leg and said she was warned to stop her “immoral...