Two pairs of lesbian couples are suing New Jersey in order to get insurance coverage for their artificial insemination operations.
Erin and Marianne Krupa and Sarah Mills and her partner Gloria Torres filed suit earlier this month against New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Richard Badolato.
"This civil rights case is about family and the right of all New Jersey women who dream of becoming mothers to access the reproductive healthcare they need to realize that dream on an equal basis, regardless of their sexual orientation," reads the lawsuit. more >>
A North Carolina school district that is considering measures that go against state law regarding transgender access to bathrooms and that tells faculty parental involvement in student gender identity issues may be optional has received nearly 2,500 complaint letters.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools decided earlier this year to allow transgender students to use the restrooms and facilities of their chosen gender identity, defying North Carolina's HB 2 law.
In response, the pro-HB 2 group NC Values Coalition created a complaint letter that it called upon concerned citizens to send to the school board in advance of their Tuesday meeting. more >>
Over 100 pastors recently signed on to an open letter to Ohio officials encouraging them to ignore President Barack Obama's controversial transgender directive for public schools.
Earlier this year, President Obama issued a directive to public schools across the country to allow transgender students to use the restrooms of their choice rather than their biological sex.
Richland Community Prayer Network gathered together 102 pastors to sign an open letter to Ohio officials including the school board and Ohio Governor John Kasich. more >>
A North Carolina school district's pro-LGBT character the "gender unicorn" is being used for a training session in which faculty are told parental involvement may not be required for students struggling with gender identity issues.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools had recently approved measures to allow transgender students access to the public facilities of their choice, in defiance of state law, before backing off for now.
Included in their plans for the new measures was a recently released training presentation for faculty that featured the "gender unicorn" character. more >>
A North Carolina school district that was planning to enact rules on transgender usage of public facilities that violated state law is putting these plans on hold.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools announced Thursday that they were halting the implementation of a policy that would allow students to use the restrooms and locker rooms of their chosen gender identity rather than their biological sex.
School Superintendent Ann Clark said in a statement that the decision was influenced by U.S. Supreme Court's decision earlier this week to put a stay on a ruling that favored a female transgender student suing a Virginia school district to allow her to use the men's room. more >>
An 80-year old Church of England clergyman, the former archdeacon of Auckland, was found guilty by a Durham crown court of sex offenses against two young men, prompting the CofE to offer its "unreserved apology" amid accusations of a mass cover-up.
The Guardian reported on Thursday that George Granville Gibson was convicted by the crown court of two counts of indecent assault against two men, aged 18 and 26, back when the crimes were committed in the 1970s and '80s.
Gibson was cleared of sodomy and four other indecent assault charges. He admitted before court that he has homosexual urges, but said that he was only attracted to adult men, not young boys. more >>