Topics :: anti-gay discrimination

Upstate NY Farm Fined for Refusing Same-Sex Wedding

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Aug 19, 2014
The owners of a farm in Schaghticoke, located in upstate New York, were fined $13,000 by the state on August 8, after refusing to hold a same-sex wedding on their grounds two years ago, which violated New York's Human Rights Law.

Popular Pa. Bakery Denies Same-Sex Couple Cake

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Aug 14, 2014
A popular bakery located in Schuylkill, Pa., is coming under fire this week after owners refused to sell a cake to a same-sex couple.

Fla. Pastor Who Denied Gay Man Funeral Sticks to His Guns

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Aug 12, 2014
A pastor in Tampa, Fla., who came under fire last week after canceling a funeral planned for his church because the services were for a gay man, says he does not regret his decision.

Mont. City Rejects Non-Discrimination Ordinance

Tuesday Aug 12, 2014
The Billings City Council has rejected an ordinance to ban discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation or gender identity.

Fla. Church Cancels Gay Man's Funeral

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Aug 8, 2014
A church in Tampa, Fla., is coming under fire after canceling a man's funeral last month upon learning he was gay.

Obama Order Presses Contractors to Obey Labor Laws

By Bobby McGuire | Friday Aug 1, 2014
President Barack Obama moved Thursday to require federal contractors to give their workers more rights in labor disputes, putting his pen to an executive order the day after the House voted to sue him for allegedly exceeding his presidential powers.

Gay Man Fired From Texas Christian Children's Home for 'Lifestyle Choices'

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jul 29, 2014
Casey Stegall, a caretaker for foster kids in Texas, was fired from his job after he introduced some teenage clients to his male fiancé during an outing at a water park on July 4.

Exxon Mobil Says It'll Follow New Anti-Bias Rules

Wednesday Jul 23, 2014
Exxon Mobil Corp. has said it will comply with the new protections for gay and transgender employees required of federal contractors, while still sidestepping the question of whether it will formalize that by changing the language of its corporate policy.

Anti-Gay Phone Calls Turn Into a Windfall for Mass. LGBT Non-Profit

By EDGE | Friday Jul 18, 2014
The mayor of Salem, Mass., turned a torrent of angry out-of-state phone calls and responses from "right-leaning blogs and websites" over her decision to cut ties with an anti-LGBT discriminatory college, into a fundraising windfall for a LGBT charity.

New Study: 10% of Gays Discriminated Against When Arranging Funerals

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Jul 17, 2014
A new study published Thursday revealed some startling information - one out of 10 gay, lesbian or bisexual people have been discriminated against either during a funeral or while arranging one.