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WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) on Tuesday said that state and federal officials are failing to collect full and accurate data on sexual orientation and gender identity. The HRC’s report, “LGBTQ-Inclusive Data Collection: A Lifesaving Imperative,” said that LGBTQ Americans remain largely invisible to government entities. “It is imperative that municipal and state governments close the gap on data collection across this country – and we are calling on them to pass legislation to ensure every single LGBTQ person is counted,” said Senior Vice President of Policy and Political Affairs JoDee Winterhof. “We must also collect this data at the federal level.
PHOENIX – The Arizona Supreme Court on Monday issued a 4-3 decision reversing a lower court ruling that had denied a Phoenix business owners’ request that they be exempt from the City of Phoenix anti-discrimination ordinance and instead be allowed to refuse service to same-sex couples.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — On Tuesday, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary added “they” as a singular, non-binary pronoun.
CEDAR RAPIDS — LGBTQ Presidential Forum organizers have released an online question form to solicit questions from LGBTQ individuals in the heartland.