LGBTQIA Rights Roundup

By Thomas Maxheimer

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Releases U.S. Statement Celebrating LGBTI Pride Month

Lambda Legal had this to say about the statement, “”Recognition” of #PrideMonth from the @realDonaldTrump admin is akin to receiving a birthday card from your homophobic family.”

Transgender woman dies while in custody of US immigration

Roxsana Hernandez, as part of the recent caravan fleeing violence in Central America has died in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customers Enforcement (ICE).  HRC and others are calling for an investigation into the causes of her death.

As Supreme Court nears wedding cake decision, more LGBT rights issues loom

As we get closer to the U.S. Supreme Court making their highly anticipated decision on the Colorado baker who refused to provide a cake for a same-sex couple, many other cases are making their way through the court systems.  They are in two main categories; can sex discrimination laws apply to LGBTQ people and can businesses claim religious objections to avoid anti-discrimination laws.


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