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WASHINGTON — The GOP submitted a proposal for LGBTQ protections that also provide for religious exemptions.
The Associated Press reported that the Fairness for All Act would shield LGBTQ individuals from discrimination in employment, housing, education, and other public services — while also carving out exemptions for religious organizations to act based on beliefs that may exclude those of different sexual orientations or gender identities.
It was submitted by U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) and has the support of the Mormon church and Seventh-Day Adventists. However, it has no backers from the Democrats, who passed the Equality Act earlier this year.
BETTENDORF — People who spoke at and attended a “immigration” event in Bettendorf this week are trying to distance themselves from a racist speaker.
WASHINGTON — Lambda Legal announced on Tuesday that it was joining an amicus brief to the Supreme Court asking it to protect precedent in abortion access.
WASHINGTON — The National Center for Lesbian Rights filed an amicus brief in support of a transgender student suing his high school last week.