Statements on Proposed Amendments to Indiana and Arkansas RFRA

The ACLU and GLSEN have issued the following statements in response to the Indiana legislature proposing amendments to address the harmful effects of SB 101, a Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) bill, and Arkansas Gov Hutchinson's  call for changes to that states RFRA

From the ACLU:

“The events in Indiana over the last week represent a dramatic change in the way our country reacts to discrimination hiding under the guise of religion.

Read more: ACLU Statement on Proposed Amendments to Indiana RFRA

 

Marriage Veteran Mary Bonauto Will Argue Marriage Cases at SCOTUS


On April 28, attorney Mary Bonauto will present arguments to the United States Supreme Court on the question of the freedom to marry in the marriage cases currently before the Court.

In addition, Douglas Hallward-Driemeier, a former Assistant U.S. Solicitor General who has argued before the United States Supreme Court over a dozen times prior, will be presenting the argument in favor of state's respecting marriages performed legally in other states.

Read more: Marriage Veteran Mary Bonauto Will Argue Marriage Cases at SCOTUS

 

New Report Highlights Harm Military Families Suffer From Transgender Ban


The American Military Partner Association (AMPA) and the Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA) have released a report highlighting the harm that the military’s transgender ban continues to inflict on transgender service members and their families.

This first of its kind report focuses on the impact the outdated transgender military regulations have on the entire family and includes personal stories from transgender service members and their families.

Read more: New Report Highlights Harm Military Families Suffer From Transgender Ban

 

Inequality in Healthcare for LGBT Patients Still Exists, But Is Narrowing

By Cindy Leiffer, MSN, NP, Weatherby Healthcare

It’s hard to believe that not that long ago, treating LGBT patients was seldom discussed among healthcare providers.

Twenty years ago, when I was studying to become a nurse practitioner, I remember doing both online and library journal searches about lesbian and gay healthcare: I was disappointed to find only a handful of articles and research studies out there that addressed our health issues.

 

Read more: Inequality in Healthcare for LGBT Patients Still Exists, But Is Narrowing

 

Taste for a Cure to Benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Sacramento’s  “Taste for a Cure” event is shaping up nicely thanks to wonderful support from area hotels, restaurants, wineries, breweries and local magazines and media. 

The “Taste for a Cure” event, benefitting Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, will be held on Tuesday April 7, 2015 in the Regency Ballroom at Hyatt Regency Sacramento from 4 to 7 p.m., with live entertainment featuring Manzanita.

 

Read more: Taste for a Cure to Benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

 

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