Tag: civil rights

Legalized Hate

| Jan 22, 2018 | Reply

This week Sophie Lynne is concerned that the current administration in charge in Washington, D.C. is actively moving to restrict our rights to fair treatment by promoting the idea that people can refuse to serve, provide housing, or medical treatment to LGBT people strictly because the idea goes against their religion. Sophie feels that a new department of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights establishment of a Conscience and Religious Freedom Division is a direct threat to us. Give her post a read and let us know what you think.

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Civil Rights for LGBT People, Immigrants and Women Intersect

| Oct 10, 2016 | 1 Reply

A tweet that I saw posted on Facebook this Sunday afternoon hours before the Second Presidential debate: “Make no mistake, Ladies. Trump may be the face of your rapist, but Pence is every judge who made sure he got away with it”. These words remind us as LGBTQ people, as transgender people, what is at […]

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Crossing the Line Into Hate and Fear

| May 23, 2016 | 1 Reply

Cate O’Malley has gotten her dander up. What has her riled? She lives in Florida in an area where there are human rights ordinances that protect her from discrimination. But she works just across the county line in an area that offers no such protections to LGBT people. What has her angry and proposing civil disobedience is the lack of protections for every citizen, everywhere.

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Culture Wars and Transgender Rights

| Dec 14, 2015 | Reply

A recent ACLU panel in Chicago discussed the legal rights of transgender people. According to the panel the entire legal system is based upon the concept that gender is determined by genitalia and set at birth. Needless to say this is dramatically different than our understanding of gender! This conflict in the understanding of gender […]

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The Scales of Justice

| Sep 24, 2012 | 6 Replies

To some people giving TG prisoners hormones and SRS is humane treatment which avoids “cruel and unusual punishment.” To others it’s a waste of taxpayer dollars and a failure of commonsense. The case of convicted killer Michelle Kosliek has got Dee Levy riled up. See what you think of today’s column.

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