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The United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (via SupremeCourt.gov) As Metro Weekly‘s John Riley reported earlier today, over 200 companies filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court “in support of three LGBTQ employees who were fired because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.” Oral arguments in the consolidated case, Altitude Express v. Zarda, will be heard October 8.  The plaintiffs in the combined cases include the late Donald Zarda, Gerald Lynn Bostock and Aimee Stephens. As Riley...
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A national ad campaign to fight against discrimination based on sexual orientation is using a real life family as the faces of the movement. Jami and Krista Contrearas are a happy couple living in Oak Park, Michigan. The married couple, along with their two children, just want a chance at the American dream. To work, to succeed, to be happy, and to be seen as equal. Unfortunately, that’s not what they’ve been given. Three years ago, the couple brought their then...
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Progress keeps trucking along In a 4-1 vote on Tuesday (9 January), the city leaders of Paducah, Kentucky voted to pass an anti-discrimination law. Paducah became the ninth city in the state to pass what’s known as a fairness ordinance. It consists of explicit laws banning discrimination of LGBT people for housing and public services. It’s the first town in western Kentucky to pass a fairness ordinance. The town, settled in 1821, currently boasts a population a little over 25,000. Other Kentucky towns...
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'From now on, no spouse will have to face the indignity of having their relationship denied.' South Australia’s reforms for recognition of same-sex couples married overseas and anti-discrimination against intersex people came into effect today. The changes to the law happened after UK citizen David Bulmer-Rizzi died on his honeymoon in South Australia in 2015. His husband Marco Bulmer-Rizzi was initially not recognised as Marco’s husband on his death certificate. This led to practical difficulties organising funeral arrangements and other sensitive matters...
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People could face a massive fine or up to 60 days in jail if they break the law designed to protect LGBTI people Two huge regions in the Philippines’ have passed new laws which will protect people against discrimination. Baguio City located in the populous Luzon region passed an ordinance prohibiting discrimination and fostering equal protection of the law regardless of sexuality and gender identity, religion, ethnicity and disability and age. Punishments for violating the law include a fine between P1,000 to...

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