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Marjorie Taylor Greene escalates LGBTQ rights debate with attack on colleague’s transgender daughter


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SBC could oust Georgia church for LGBTQ inclusion


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Jen Psaki fires back at controversy over LGBTQ executive order: ‘Trans rights are human rights’


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Biden plans swift moves to protect and advance LGBTQ rights


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Utah bans LGBTQ conversion therapy for minors

Utah bans LGBTQ conversion therapy for minors"It simply will save lives," said GOP State Representative Craig Hall, who originally sponsored the proposal.



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GOP Rep. pitches LGBTQ rights bill with religious exemptions

GOP Rep. pitches LGBTQ rights bill with religious exemptionsAs Democrats champion anti-discrimination protections for the LGBTQ community and Republicans counter with worries about safeguarding religious freedom, one congressional Republican is offering a proposal on Friday that aims to achieve both goals. The bill that Utah GOP Rep. Chris Stewart plans to unveil would shield LGBTQ individuals from discrimination in employment, housing, education, and other public services — while also carving out exemptions for religious organizations to act based on beliefs that may exclude those of different sexual orientations or gender identities. Stewart’s bill counts support from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Seventh-day Adventist Church, but it has yet to win a backer among House Democrats who unanimously supported a more expansive LGBTQ rights measure in May.



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CNN anchor Chris Cuomo issued an apology in the middle of the network’s town hall on LGBTQ issues

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo issued an apology in the middle of the network’s town hall on LGBTQ issuesCNN anchor Chris Cuomo issued an apology in the middle of the network’s town hall on LGBTQ issues Thursday night after he joked he, too, used female pronouns.



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Warren Calls for Imprisoning Trans Inmates with Biologically Female Inmates in New LGBTQ Rights Plan

Warren Calls for Imprisoning Trans Inmates with Biologically Female Inmates in New LGBTQ Rights PlanSenator Elizabeth Warren called for placing transgender prisoners in detention facilities designed for the opposite biological sex in a new LGBTQ rights plan released Thursday."I will direct the Bureau of Prisons to end the Trump Administration’s dangerous policy of imprisoning transgender people in facilities based on their sex assigned at birth," Warren wrote in the plan.Under the plan, transgender inmates would be placed in detention facilities that correspond to their gender identity rather than their biological sex, and would be entitled to tax-payer funded gender transition surgeries.Both Warren and fellow candidate Joe Biden have expressed support for tax-payer funded transition surgeries before. At a September 20 Iowa LGBTQ conference, Biden said that the surgery should be covered by Obamacare.In January of this year, Warren changed her stance on government-funded transition surgeries after it emerged that she had dismissed the notion that taxpayers should fund the cosmetic procedure in a 2012 interview."I have to say, I don’t think it’s a good use of taxpayer dollars," she said at the time.Bill de Blasio also declared his support for tax-payer funded gender transition surgery in July during his own presidential bid. De Blasio has since dropped out of the Democratic primary field following lackluster poll results.Warren has consistently run to the left of the Democratic field on social issues since beginning her candidacy. On Wednesday she released a plan designed to combat climate change and "climate injustice," pledging to invest $ 1.5 trillion over a decade to stop global warming and to help minority communities allegedly disproportionately affected by the warming."Our crisis of environmental injustice is the result of decades of discrimination and environmental racism compounding in communities that have been overlooked for too long," the plan states.



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Pastor: I hope Supreme Court agrees LGBTQ people should be free from job discrimination

Pastor: I hope Supreme Court agrees LGBTQ people should be free from job discriminationWhen we talk about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all, there should be no ambiguity in what the word "all" means.



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Neil Gorsuch fears 'massive social upheaval' if Supreme Court rules in favor of civil rights protections for LGBTQ workers

Neil Gorsuch fears 'massive social upheaval' if Supreme Court rules in favor of civil rights protections for LGBTQ workersSupreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch is expected to be the deciding vote in a ruling over whether the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies to LGBTQ people. Gorsuch, a conservative who has shown a propensity for carving out his own judicial path, said there are strong arguments favoring LGBTQ workers who were fired for their sexual orientation or transgender status, but he wasn't quite ready to rule in their favor, calling the cases "really close."One of the things Gorsuch is considering is the aftermath of the ruling. He wondered whether the justices should take into account the "massive social upheaval" that could follow a ruling in the workers' favor.That reasoning led to a little bit of head scratching.> So Neil Gorsuch apparently was concerned today about "massive social upheaval" if SCOTUS rules LGBTQ can't be fired under Civil Rights Act. > > Except, 21+ states have these laws now, including his beloved Colorado, where he was law professor. > > There's been no upheaval.> > — Michelangelo Signorile (@MSignorile) October 8, 2019The justice also hinted that, although he is "with" the workers "on the text," he thinks that it may be up to Congress, not the Supreme Course to handle this situation, since it likely couldn't be determined whether the 1964 law meant to include sexual orientation or gender identity. "It's a question of judicial modesty," he said.



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