LGBTQIA Politics Roundup

By Thomas Maxheimer

Arkansas Senate OKs Anti-Gay Marriage, Abortion Proposals

The Arkansas Senate has approved two measures it had previously rejected that call for a convention of states to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gay marriage and abortion nationwide.

Senate Confirms Three Homophobic Cabinet Appointees

Former surgeon Ben Carson, was confirmed as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.  Former Texas Governor Rick Perry was confirmed as leader of the Department of Energy, the same department he once claimed he wanted to eliminate.  Former Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke was appointed to lead the Department of the Interior.  All three candidates have made homophobic remarks in the past.

Jeff Sessions Will Drop Federal Fight Against North Carolina’s Bathroom Bill

The Justice department has stated it needs time to rethink its 2016 request to halt North Carolina’s requirement that transgender people use restrooms in many public buildings corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates. The federal judge responded with a stay that freezes efforts to block the law with a preliminary injunction.


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