In a victory for all North Carolina same-sex couples with children born after they got married, the State has agreed to change its policies to enable those couples to get accurate birth certificates listing both parents.
“Yes, it was shocking, and it’s still unbelievable,” says George Takei by phone to Lambda Legal, just three days after election night. “And we must recover. We’ve got to fight the good fight. This has got to galvanize us. We’ve got to protect what we’ve gained and continue to push the nation forward.”
Tammy Baldwin, the first openly gay U.S. Senator in history, has been busy. During the summer recess, she joined in submitting an amicus brief to support Lambda Legal's petition for rehearing in the Hively workplace discrimination case.
Leaving out public accommodations in a nondiscrimination bill — particularly at this moment in history where the spotlight is on transgender people in restrooms — is, in effect, leaving transgender people out of the law.