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Alabama abortion ban expected to impact LGBT community

A new law in Alabama that will ban abortion in almost all circumstances is likely to impact on the state’s LGBT+ community, activist organisations are warning. The ban was passed yesterday in the state Senate, with 25 white male Republicans voting in favour. Just six members of the house voted against. Under the law, abortion will only be permitted when there is a serious threat to the health of the pregnant person. The bill will now go on to the Governor’s office to be signed into law. Now, a number...
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Trump Blasted by HRC, GLAAD After White House Official Says LGBTQ ‘Equality Act’ is ‘Filled With Poison Pills’

The Trump administration on Monday stated its opposition to the Equality Act, which would protect LGBTQ citizens under existing civil rights laws. The House is preparing to vote on the measure later this week. A senior White House official told the Washington Blade: “The Trump administration absolutely opposes discrimination of any kind and supports the equal treatment of all; however, this bill in its current form is filled with poison pills that threaten to undermine parental and conscience rights.” RELATED: House Panel Advances LGBTQ ‘Equality Act’ in 22-10 Vote with...
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Adam Rippon on the ‘Scary’ Need for the Equality Act: WATCH

Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon appears in a new video for the Human Rights Campaign pushing for passage of the Equality Act. Says Rippon in the clip: “I live in Los Angeles, California now, but if I packed up my clothes and threw them in my car and drove all the way back to Scranton, Pennsylvania, I would travel through so many states and every state I would travel to, my rights and my protections would change, and that’s scary. When I think about the other LGBTQ+ people that live...
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