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Injunction Won on Health Care Rule, Impacts LGBTQ North Carolinians

Carolinas News Notes

On Aug. 18 Federal District Court Judge Frederic Block issued a preliminary injunction against a recently published regulation by the United States Department of Health and Human Services which would illegally strip away critical anti-discrimination protections in the Affordable Care Act.

Report Highlights Unique LGBTQ Landscape and Advocacy in the U.S. South

Carolinas News Notes

The Movement Advancement Project (MAP) and Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE) have released “Telling a New Southern Story: LGBTQ Resilience, Resistance, and Leadership,” a new report examining the experiences and advocacy strategies of LGBTQ people in the U.S. South. The report was released in partnership with the Equality Federation.

Court Blocks Enforcement of Graham’s Protest Ban Ordinance

Carolinas News Notes

In response to a lawsuit and motion for a temporary restraining order filed on July 3 by civil rights groups, a federal judge granted a consent temporary restraining order on July 6 following an agreement reached by the City of Graham, the Alamance County Sheriff and plaintiffs.

How Will You Show Up for This Moment?

Political Voices

After months of quarantine due to COVID-19 and weeks of protest against racialized oppression in this country, we received two wins from the Supreme Court of the United States that will be lifesaving for our communities.

Union Filed Amicus Brief in the Case with SEIU, Jobs with Justice

Beyond the Carolinas

The Teamsters Union, SEIU and Jobs with Justice filed an amicus brief in support of the plaintiff’s case that told the stories of women who work in non-traditional fields who have been labeled as transgender, bisexual or lesbian, even if they are not, as a form of harassment or discrimination.

SCOTUS Decision Shocks Local Gay Community

Employment Playing Field Changed, Protections Affirmed

No one saw this coming. The fight to protect LGBTQ individuals in the workplace seemed unwinnable, especially in this judicial era. But to everyone’s surprise, the U.S. Supreme Court declared discrimination based on sexual orientation and identity illegal on Monday, June 15.

S.C. strikes outdated law

The U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina entered a consent decree that has declared South Carolina’s 1988 discriminatory anti-LGBTQ curriculum law unconstitutional and bars its enforcement.

Bullying: ‘not a garden variety aggression’

From Schools to Offices to Construction Sites, Bullying Continues to Rear its Ugly Head

Bullying is a phenomenon that continues to have an earth-shattering impact on the lives of millions around the globe. Especially those who are in the LGBTQ community, according to research.