Update: Microsoft announced July 23 that it suspended its political action committee contributions and will create employee advisory councils to enhance transparency around its political giving. These elected officials include Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, who introduced legislation in that would make it legal for businesses and nonprofits to discriminate against same-sex couples, unmarried couples, and single parents.
Three years after the California Legislature banned taxpayer-financed travel to states it saw as discriminating against LGBTQ people, lawmakers and university athletic teams are still visiting the boycotted states and finding other ways to pay for their trips. Signed in by then-Gov. But California elected officials have tapped campaign contributions to continue visiting the targeted states, while state university sports teams and students participating in academic competitions have appealed for private donations to fund their travel.
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California is seen as one of the most liberal states in the U. Same-sex sexual activity has been legal in the state since Discrimination protections regarding sexual orientation and gender identity or expression were adopted statewide since Public schools are also required to teach about the history of the LGBT community and transgender students are allowed to choose the appropriate restroom or sports team that match their gender identity.
Bill 17, recently passed by the Texas State Senate, sounds innocuous, but citing religious freedom as a reason for licensed professionals — doctors, lawyers and accountants — to turn away business except in cases of severe injury or risk of deaththe bill has become part of a nationwide battle between conservative politics and the business community. Even before the Texas Senate passed the bill earlier this month — which now heads to the Texas House for a full vote — major technology companies and employers in the state, including AmazonDellApple and Facebooksent a warning letter to legislators. Republican State Senator Charles Perry, a sponsor of Senate Bill 17, said his concern is not companies that provide Texas with the "almighty dollar.
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South Carolina currently allows foster care agencies to discriminate against same-sex couples and other prospective parents. Becerra said the ban will become effective April He says the ban is in compliance with a California law that prohibits state-funded travel to states that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
On September 4 Stockman v. District Court for the Central District of California challenging Trump's attempt to reinstate a ban on open service for transgender people. The bottom line — discrimination is bad for business.
If there were any lingering doubts that President Donald Trump does not intend to be known as the champion of LGBT rights that Candidate Donald Trump was vowing himself to be this time last year, his administration put them to rest last month. In an unusual brief filed recently in a New York federal court, the Justice Department declared LGBT Americans to be unprotected by federal non-discrimination statutes that Obama officials had previously considered to cover them. New York state recently added gender identity to its non-discrimination protections alongside sexual orientation while Florida, despite experiencing a devastating mass shooting targeting a gay nightclub in Orlando last year, notably has not.
Disagreements over the roles and rights of LGBTQ individuals in society are not enough for us to label an organization anti-LGBTQ: It is the intersection of beliefs with actions taken based on those beliefs that help us and others make that determination. While the name has changed, the mission--to promote the antiquated view that homosexuality is a mental disorder, and to promote the use of reparative therapy--remains the same. This is in spite of the fact that reparative therapy has been declared unethical and dangerous by all major mainstream mental health and medical professional associations.