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Va. AG: School Boards Can Ban Discrimination Against Gays

Local school boards in Virginia have authority to include sexual orientation and gender identity in their anti-discrimination policies, according to the state’s attorney general.

03/05/2015

The government is now interpreting federal law to explicitly prohibit workplace discrimination against transgender individuals. (Photo by Sarah Rice/Getty Images)

Va. Panel Votes to Protect Gays from Job Discrimination

A Virginia Senate committee voted Monday to prohibit discrimination in public employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

01/26/2015

The government is now interpreting federal law to explicitly prohibit workplace discrimination against transgender individuals. (Photo by Sarah Rice/Getty Images)

Sexual Orientation Won’t be Added to Hate Crimes in Va.

A bill to add sexual orientation to the definition of hate crimes is dead in Virginia.

01/14/2015

The end of the 18 year-old "Don't Ask Don't Tell" law took effect on Sept. 20, 2011, allowing gays to openly serve in the armed forces.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Almost Equal: U.S. Military Three Years After ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Three years after the U.S. military did away with its “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy and began allowing gay and lesbian military people to serve openly, WNEW looks into how well that integration is going.

09/22/2014

President Barack Obama plans to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation, a White House official said Monday.  (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

Obama To Sign Executive Order Extending Federal LGBT Protections

President Barack Obama plans to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation, a White House official said Monday.

06/16/2014

A $350 million “funding opportunity” from the Department of Health and Human Services to provide shelter for underage illegal aliens indicates that recipients must provide the children with “family planning services” and added “sensitity” to sexual orientation issues.” (Getty)

Report: $350M ‘Funding Opportunity’ To Provide ‘Family Planning Services’ To Immigrant Children

A $350 million “funding opportunity” from the Department of Health and Human Services to provide shelter for underage illegal aliens indicates that recipients must provide the children with “family planning services” and added “sensitity” to sexual orientation issues.”

06/12/2014

Now that the NFL knows the scope of the racially charged Miami Dolphins bullying scandal, the league has been left to grapple with what its next steps should be. credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images

Looking At The NFL’s Anti-Discrimination Policy

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell: ‘Discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation is not consistent with our values and is unacceptable in the NFL.’

02/10/2014

File photo of a gay rights activist waving a flag in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building, June 26, 2013 in Washington DC.  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Study: 15 Percent Of People Do Not Consider Bisexuality A Real Sexual Orientation

According to a new study, 15 percent of people say bisexuality is not a real sexual orientation.

11/07/2013

File photo of a gay couple holding hands. (credit: Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)

Influential Pediatricians Group Backs Gay Marriage

The nation’s most influential pediatrician’s group has endorsed gay marriage, saying a stable relationship between parents regardless of sexual orientation contributes to a child’s health and well-being.

03/21/2013