LGBTQIA Rights Roundup

By Thomas Maxheimer

Trump administration drops lawsuit against N.C. over “bathroom bill”

The U.S. Justice Department has withdrawn their lawsuit against North Carolina, which claimed discrimination against LGBT+ citizens.  This represents the first significant movement in a mess of legal action over the state’s nondiscrimination laws since a deal last month to get rid of House Bill 2.  This is the bill that caused the state to lose nearly $4 billion.  LGBT+ organizations have vowed to continue separate legal action against the HB2 replacement, which did little to curb discrimination.

Nebraska court ruling slams policy against same-sex foster parents

Supreme Court justices made a very clear statement, by saying ‘It is legally indistinguishable from a sign reading “whites only” on the hiring-office door’.

Pastor who said Orlando victims ‘got what they deserved’ gets life sentence for child molestation

Kenneth Adkins, the anti-gay pastor from the state of Georgia, has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of eight counts of child molestation.  Adkins gained notoriety after saying Pulse victims ‘got what they deserved’ after being gunned down in the largest mass shooting in U.S. history.


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