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Second Circuit Appeals Court: Title VII Protects Gay People, May Go to Supreme Court

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled on Monday that it violates a federal sex-discrimination law if an employer discriminates against an employee based on sexual orientation, while dissenting judges in the case wrote that only Congress, not the courts, has the authority to change federal law. But the Justice Department disagrees, and this case could be the first to present this LGBT issue to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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California Democrats Want Data on Lobbyists’ Race, Sexual Orientation

Democrats in the California state legislature are asking lobbyists to provide data on the race, gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation of their firms’ employees — while the state refuses to give voter data to President Donald Trump’s voter fraud commission.

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Trump Administration Hits Pause on Transgender Lawsuit

Justice Department lawyers have asked a federal appeals court to cancel an upcoming hearing on the 13-state lawsuit against the federal government’s transgender directive, essentially buying time to figure out what to do on transgender policy in general and this lawsuit in particular.

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Shepard Smith of Fox News Comes Out as Gay, Defends Roger Ailes

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith revealed he is gay in an interview with the Huffington Post and defended former Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes against claims that Ailes urged him to never come out about his sexual orientation in public.

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Atty Gen. Ed Meese and First Liberty: Stop States’ Gag Order On Christian Lawyers

WASHINGTON— Former U.S. Attorney General Ed Meese and First Liberty Institute CEO Kelly Shackelford will reach out to state supreme courts to preserve free speech and religious-liberty rights for lawyers and clients around the nation, working to stop a draft gag order against lawyers now being touted as an ethics rule.

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U.S. Changes Language on ‘Sexual Rights’ to End UN Criticism

The United Nations is hailing a change of language used by the United States to discuss human rights. From this point forward, the Obama administration has announced that it will switch to the UN-approved terminology of “sexual rights” to describe sexual reproduction and other issues.

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Sex and Gender Choices On Your College App – UC Says Yes We Will

The University of California wants to to take a peek into your bedroom while you apply for admission to college, with new gender identity and sexual orientation questions on their undergraduate application, as just a part of the university’s progressive LGBT agenda.