Tag: LGBTQ

HB2 Stays: North Carolina Lawmakers Decline to Repeal Controversial Anti-LGBTQ ‘Bathroom’ Bill

North Carolina lawmakers on Wednesday failed to reach a deal to repeal a divisive and costly law restricting protections for transgender people, ending a daylong special session without coming to agreement on anything. After the North Carolina House adjourned without making a decision, the state’s Senate voted down the motion to repeal the controversial so-called […]

Outgoing NC Governor Calls Special Session Over HB2 Bathroom Law

Outgoing North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says he is calling a special legislative session on Wednesday to “reconsider existing state legislation” after the Charlotte City Council rescinded its LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance that led to the controversial House Bill 2, known as the bathroom bill. HB2 requires public schools, public college campuses and government agencies to […]

Retailer inflexible about controversial policy

A well-known chain of department stores won’t surrender on its transgender policy, compelling a national organization to issue a warning – especially to women and children. In July, OneNewsNow reported on the situation of Macy’s security guard Javier Chavez, a 26-year employee at the flagship New York store. Rick Henshaw of the Catholic League for […]

LEGAL-COURTS ‘Trans’ bathroom case on SCOTUS docket

The Supreme Court has decided to take up the issue of transgender rights – and the real possibility exists that next Tuesday’s election could have an impact on the ultimate outcome. The high court has agreed to review a decision by the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals which allows a Virginia transgender student to […]

BBC Under Fire for ‘Transgender Diaries’ Program Aimed at Children as Young as Six

The BBC has come in for a slew of criticism for broadcasting a program aimed at children as young as six, which tells the story of a school boy as he prepares to transition to a girl. The program, broadcast on CBBC, follows a boy as he attempts to access drugs to delay the onset […]

Susan Rice: U.S. Must Integrate LGBT Rights into Gov’t and Foreign Policy

National Security Advisor Susan Rice told students at American University in a speech on LGBT rights Wednesday that the “United States must continue to integrate LGBT rights into our government and foreign policy,” including “creating a more diverse national security workforce.” “This is an issue that I’m particularly passionate about, and one that President Obama has prioritized,” […]

Human Rights Campaign Scores Cities Based on LGBTQ-Inclusive Policies

The Human Rights Campaign released its Municipal Equity Index this week, which scores U.S. cities according to whether their laws and policies are inclusive of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) people. “At a time when many states have failed to extend LGBTQ-inclusive laws and policies, cities are stepping up to ensure that all citizens are […]

Another state tells churches to shut up about transgenders

For a second time in just weeks, a state finds itself on defense in a legal action triggered by its attempt to dictate what ministers and others say inside their churches.   In America. Home of the First Amendment’s protection for freedom of speech and freedom of religion.   The newest case was filed against […]

Rabbis, religious leaders ask LGBT community for forgiveness

Rabbis, educators and community leaders in the religious community published a video on Saturday night in which they apologized before Yom Kippur for the poor treatment of the LGBT community this past Jewish year by their colleagues.   The video is in keeping with Jewish tradition of seeking forgiveness for wrongs committed against one’s neighbors […]

Prophetic Fulfillments of 2015 Part 1

Prophesied Events before the Second Coming By Rick Brinegar   In the year 2015, many important steps were taken toward the fulfillment of several major prophecies given for the times just ahead. Here are several events that are prophesied to occur just before the Second Coming of Jesus Christ:   A global economy will be […]