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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 […]

Amazon is saying ‘no gays, no way’ to states without LGBTQ protections, report says

By Craig Jarvis for Raleigh News & Observer The Washington Post reported Friday that Amazon has decided to limit its criteria for choosing a second headquarters to states that have laws in place to protect gay and transgender people. The Post attributed the decision to two unnamed sources. The Post also reported that Amazon representatives […]