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Supreme Court to decide whether gay, transgender workers are protected by anti-discrimination laws

From The Washington Post by Robert Barnes The Supreme Court will deliver election-year rulings on one of the nation’s most consequential and unsettled civil rights issues: whether federal anti-discrimination laws prevent employers from firing workers because of their sexual orientation and gender identity. The justices announced Monday that they accepted three cases involving gay and […]

Same-sex couples applying for a mortgage face higher rejection and worse rates, study finds

From the Washington Post by Hamza Shaban Mortgage lenders are significantly more likely to deny same-sex couples a home loan and charge them more for it when they do, a new study has found. Gay couples were 73 percent more likely to be denied a mortgage than heterosexual couples with the same financial worthiness, according to an analysis of […]

California passes new bill to support LGBTQ Seniors

From Logo by Samantha Manzella California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a new bill into law that will support the inclusion of LGBTQ seniors in state-administered programs and services for the elderly. AB 2719, authored by Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin and co-sponsored by SAGE and Equality California, adds sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression to the definition of […]