The joyful celebration of weddings in Utah screeched to a halt this morning, as the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay, pending resolution of the state government’s appeal. The stay is a cruel blow to those who desire to marry now.
2013 brought amazing advances for LGBT rights across the country. While victories in marriage equality dominated the headlines this year, some exciting legislative and policy changes happened to protect the rights of LGBTQ youth and, in particular, youth in homeless, juvenile justice and foster care systems.
Lambda Legal today filed a federal lawsuit against Houston Mayor Annise Parker and the City of Houston seeking to preserve spousal benefits, including health insurance, covering the same-sex spouses of city employees.
“Religious refusals” of goods or services are, sadly, not a new problem for LGBT people and those living with HIV. But some who see LGBT progress as a threat are more determined than ever to make the liberty intended as a shield for worship and belief into a sword against others.