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4th Circuit judges reaffirm marriage recusal law

"Religious freedom" law allows discrimination against same sex couples

In a ruling against marriage equality in North Carolina, 4th Circuit Court of Appeals judges dismissed a lawsuit against State Bill 2, which allows clerks to recuse themselves from performing marriages inconsistent with their “sincerely held religious objection.”

Black trans woman dies as result of Charlotte assault

Sherrell Faulkner is the 11th transgender homicide victim in 2017

Sherrell Faulkner, a transgender native of Charlotte, died on May 16. Her death was the result of injuries sustained during an assault in Nov. of 2016. Faulkner is the 11th transgender homicide victim nationwide so far this year.

Federal court issues groundbreaking ruling protecting LGBTQ workers

7th Circuit Court panel rules sexual orientation discrimination prohibited under Title VII

In a landmark decision for LGBTQ rights, a full panel of the 7th Circuit Court has ruled that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation constitutes sex discrimination and is therefore prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. This is the first ruling of its kind from a federal court and contradicts a recent ruling by the 11th Circuit which found that sexual orientation was not covered under Title VII.