LGBTQIA Rights Roundup

By Thomas Maxheimer

Hawaii becomes 12th state to ban gay conversion therapy for minors

The largely discredited practice does more harm than good to those subjected to it. Conversion therapy is legal for adults in all 50 states.

Bill making it legal to ban LGBTI people from adopting passes in Oklahoma

It is now legal for foster care and adoption agencies to cite religious beliefs to deny LGBTQ people from adopting.  Kansas is considering similar legislation.

A Texas teacher’s suspension shows why we need federal LGBTQ anti-discrimination laws 

LGBTQ people and are being denied housing, benefits, and fired from jobs for no other reason than someone doesn’t approve of who they love or doesn’t believe people can have feelings that don’t match their body parts.  Sexual orientation and gender identity must be protected in federal antidiscrimination laws.  Until then, each of us are at risk on a daily basis.


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