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DA Craig Northcott said that he won’t prosecute LGBT domestic violence cases because he doesn’t recognize same-sex marriages. Screenshot via NBC video “Northcott: ‘I don’t recognize’ same-sex unions ‘as marriage’ Craig Northcott, a District Attorney for Coffee County, Tennessee, refuses to persecute LGBT domestic violence cases because he doesn’t believe that same-sex marriages are valid despite being federal law, according to NBC. Because of his comments during a 2018 video, many people are urging for his resignation as I presume, they...

A Tennessee district attorney who argued last year that the reason he would not prosecute a domestic violence case between a gay couple as a regular assault is that “there’s no marriage to protect,” now says the criticism he has received from his controversial remarks are infringing upon his religious rights. Coffee County District Attorney Craig Northcott argued in court this week that his public statements doubting whether Muslims and LGBT individuals are entitled to legal protections, should not be...

The Philippines is set to re-discuss allowing same-sex civil partnerships following a renewed push from Congressman Pantaleon Alvarez. Initial attempts stalled last year. The bill aims to allow people into an official union “whether they are of the opposite or of the same sex.” Another aspect of the bill will make civil partnerships a bit more equal to marriage, allowing civil partners to adopt, own property and get spousal support. “It aims to be a landmark effort to provide civil rights,...

Anthony Albanese, the leader of the Australian Labor Party has vowed the party won’t “accept any discrimination” as the current ruling Liberal Party introduces a Religious Discrimination Bill. It is feared that religious groups will use the bill to continue discriminating against LGBTQ Australians. Speaking to Out in Perth, Anthony Albanese said: “We won’t accept any discrimination on the basis of – for example – people’s sexuality or gender identity. We won’t support a view that says it’s okay to discriminate...

Over the past few months, Birmingham primary schools have faced anti-LGBTQ protests over the teaching of No Outsiders. No Outsiders – developed by Andrew Moffat, 2017 MBE recipient for services to equality and diversity in education – is a program of lessons that covers topics such as gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, disability and age. As the protests continue, MPs in the House of Commons have urged the government to take action to make what is being taught clearer to parents. Yesterday,...

Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, read the following on the House floor Tuesday night. Madam speaker, pursuant to clause 2-a-1 of rule 9, I rise to give notice of my intention to raise a question of the privileges of the House, the form of the resolution is as follows. Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States of high misdemeanor, resolved that Donald John Trump, President of the United States, is unfit to be president, unfit to represent the American...

Anti-LGBTQ groups are planning nationwide protests against the inclusion of LGBTQ-inclusive relationships education. The protests are planned to happen in September. Earlier this year, MPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of introducing LGBTQ-inclusive relationship and sex education in schools. 538 MPs at the House of Commons backed the proposal, with only 21 voting against it. Groups like Stop RSE, Parent Power, the Values Foundation and the School Gate Campaign have been set up in the past year with the aim of stopping...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Saturday that a two-year budget agreement with the Trump administration must include equal spending increases for defense and nondefense spending, plus additional money for a program to strengthen healthcare for military veterans. “We all agree on the need to address the debt limit, but we also must reach an agreement on spending priorities based upon the principle of parity as soon as possible,” the top Democrat in the House...

The House of Representatives just passed an amendment to reverse President Donald Tr*mp’s barbaric, homophobic policy that would ban transgender people from serving in the military. The amendment to the National Defense Authorization would put protections in place under law that state anyone who meets gender-neutral occupational standards can serve in the forces regardless of race, sexuality, religion or gender identity. Executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, Mara Keisling, said in a statement: “This is a crucial moment...

Illinois Governor Jay Pritzker recently signed an executive order that focuses on making schools safer for transgender students. Image by Jose M. Osorio via Chicago Tribune. On June 30th, Governor Pritzker of Illinois signed an executive order that is designed to minimize discrimination, bullying, and harassment, of transgender students, according to Think Progress.  As per the order, a twenty-five person task force called the Affirming and Inclusive Schools Task Force, a group made up of parents, students, teachers, medical professionals, and...

Governor Kay Ivey has the final say on whether or not Alabama will get rid of marriage licenses. Image via FacebookI’ve written about how Alabama’s Senate voted in favor of getting rid of marriage licenses and replacing them with a probate judge recording the marriage after an engaged couple signs and submits an affidavit. Unfortunately, the House has also recently voted in favor of the legislature, and if Governor Kay Ivey signs the bill, it will become law, according...
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Taiwan’s president this week gave a moving tribute to a legendary LGBTI rights campaigner, Chi Chia-wei. Tsai Ing-wen gave Chi the pen she used to sign the country’s same-sex marriage law on Wednesday (22 May). ‘I used this pen to sign the same-sex marriage bill. Please keep it as a token. May love unite everyone in this land’ she wrote in a letter to Chi shared on social media. The first same-sex couples to get married in Asia on Friday (24 May). Taiwan’s...
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This legislation will protect LGBTI Americans ‘If I or any other LGBTQ person got in their car and drove from LA, where I am now, to DC, their rights could change depending on whatever states they drove through,’ Sam Greisman explains in a new video supporting the Equality Act. Greisman is the openly gay son of Oscar-winning actor Sally Field. The two teamed up with the Human Rights Campaign to advocate for the passage of the Equality Act. This legislation, recently re-introduced by...
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All children must learn about same sex couples regardless of their religious background, the head of Ofsted says. Hundreds of parents protested outside a Birmingham school against it teaching pupils about same sex couples and gender identity. Ofsted chief inspector Amanda Spielman told the BBC it was crucial children were exposed to differences in society. She said it was important children knew "there are families that have two mummies or two daddies". Parents of Muslim and Christian faith have held demonstrations outside Parkfield...

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