Following the introduction of the Equality Act in July, questions have arisen about just how the bill is designed to protect LGBT people and its potential impact on employers, businesses and religious entities.
Today’s vote by the National Executive Committee of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to end the organization’s decades-long policy and practice of excluding openly gay men from membership in Scouting marks yet another milestone in the march toward LGBT equality in our nation. As a result of this reform, which is to take effect immediately:
The Texas Supreme Court today placed Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) on hold and ordered the City not to enforce it.
In May 2014, Judge Robert Schaefer invalidated petitions calling for a repeal of the landmark ordinance, or for the ordinance to be submitted for voter approval in the next general election. A jury found the petitions to contain fraudulent signatures.