updated Wed. December 21, 2022
April 12, 2018
Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO Kevin Dallas has given a wide ranging interview to the Gay Star News website, telling them that “as a gay Bermudian, I feel pretty lucky to have been born here,” and “despite this more recent setback, Bermuda's track record on advancing LGBT rights in the last 20 years isÃâÃÂ ...
April 5, 2018
A group of Alberta parents and schools filed a court application Thursday, challenging the provisions added to Bill 24 to support gay-straight alliances ... GSAs have long been a controversial issue in Alberta, given their location at the intersection of education, religion, students' rights, parents' rights andÃâÃÂ ...
April 4, 2018
STUDENT RIGHTS and welfare emerged at the forefront of the 2018 Sanggunian School Representatives (SR) Debates at the Colayco Pavilion on March 12 ... She responded in favor of it, saying that if the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) sector feels that it is “appropriate for them to have aÃâÃÂ ...
March 13, 2018
Federal court in Maryland says school district's restroom policy violates transgender student's rights ... One such example of that is the Pine-Richland case in the Pittsburgh area, where a school district settled a lawsuit with three transgender students after a federal judge ruled that a policy barring them fromÃâÃÂ ...
March 2, 2018
The changes appear in a new version of the Office for Civil Right's Case Processing Manual, posted to the department's website and dated effective ... a senior attorney and students' rights strategist at Lambda Legal, a nonprofit that seeks full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals,ÃâÃÂ ...
March 1, 2018
The “Demonstrations FAQ” section of the Student Handbook lays out the case for this process, assuring readers of its swiftness, and arguing that the short series of red-tape hoops ensure student ... Members of the prospective SJP chapter fought back and filed a lawsuit against Fordham on April 26, 2017.
March 1, 2018
The district's decision to change its tradition to protect its students' rights of conscience is anything but cowardly.” ... At a meeting last month, Farah Uddin, a Muslim mother, urged the school board to accept diversity training offered by groups including CAIR and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance of North Texas.
February 25, 2018
Tinker, who was a junior in high school when the ruling took place, said she didn't realize it would be a landmark case for students' rights. ... Tinker referenced examples of the younger generation speaking out including students taking stances for immigration and gay rights as well as two high schools inÃâÃÂ ...
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
February 11, 2018
The nine-page bill — which includes stipulations on belief-based student groups and university liability for violating student rights — seems a reaction, in part, ... as part of the national debate — including a case now before the U.S. Supreme Court — over the juxtaposition of free expression and gay rights.
February 8, 2018
An LGBT civil rights group has sent a letter to Calhoun County schools threatening a lawsuit if a lesbian couple are prevented from attending the prom after one student was disciplined for ... At issue is a case involving Janizia Ross, 17, a student at Alexandria High School, about 17 miles north of Anniston.
January 22, 2018
It reversed “don't ask, don't tell” — which banned gay people from serving openly in the military — and began to reverse a similar ban on open trans service members. In court cases in which it chimed in, the Obama administration was a reliable ally of LGBTQ rights causes. And it took on smaller yet stillÃâÃÂ ...
January 3, 2018
The families have not officially lost the civil case with this ruling, and are looking into an appeal. Considering the judge's refusal to issue an injunction, however, it seems unlikely that he will find in their favor. The lawsuit came after the school district agreed to allow a trans student to use the girls' locker roomÃâÃÂ ...
September 5, 2017
The New York Civil Liberties Union announced Tuesday morning the settlement of a federal lawsuit against the Buffalo City School District for what it ... throughout the state that curtailing LGBTQ students' rights will not be tolerated,” said NYCLU Staff Attorney Bobby Hodgson, lead counsel in the case.
August 29, 2017
The expectation had been that the U.S. Supreme Court would hear and resolve the ongoing lawsuit by Gavin Grimm against the Gloucester County School Board, and determine ... But Grimm's case has since been sent back to lower courts, leaving individual school districts to carve out their own policies.
July 27, 2017
The lawsuit behind the case was filed by Donald Zarda, a skydiving instructor who says an employer, Altitude Express, fired him due to his sexual orientation. It's not unusual for other parties to chime into cases like this. The argument goes into an ongoing legal battle over the 53-year-old Civil Rights Act.
Topeka Capital Journal
December 31, 1999
Those critical of transgender students' rights have long argued non-transgender children are at greater risk of harm when sharing a restroom with transgender students. For Nesmith, the Kansas GOP's recent resolution endorsement is another case of “here we go again,” only much closer to home. They said the resolutionÃâÃÂ ...
December 31, 1999
The district's decision to change its tradition to protect its students' rights of conscience is anything but cowardly.” ... in these communities to live up to the First Amendment for the first time in many cases,” said Haynes, co-author of “Finding Common Ground: A Guide to Religious Liberty in Public Schools.”.