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Trump-Pence Administration – QNotes

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.

Carolinas show rankings in HRC CEI

Beyond the Carolinas

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) President Alphonso David announced that a record 686 of America’s leading companies and law firms were continuing to advance policies and practices to protect their LGBTQ workers — both at home and abroad, according to the HRC Foundation’s newly-released 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI).

LGBTQ protections intensify under Trump administration

Beyond the Carolinas

Lambda Legal released the third edition of their annual report of judicial nominees revealing the extent to which the Trump-Pence administration, with the help of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, has filled the federal judiciary with an “unprecedented number of unqualified, extremist judges whose records reveal deep hostility for the rights of LGBT people, women, immigrants and other vulnerable populations,” the organization said.

LGBTQ military orgs merge

Beyond the Carolinas

Two LGBTQ military non-profits — the American Military Partner Association (AMPA) and OutServeSLDN — have announced that they are combining forces by merging to form … the Modern Military Association of America (MMAA).