Law

The Department of Justice (DOJ) building Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) A lawsuit has been filed in the US against managers of a rental property for allegedly harassing, threatening and punching a gay, disabled tenant. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a lawsuit against Leaf Property Investments in Milwaukee, Wisconsin,
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MP John Nicolson. (Getty) SNP MP John Nicolson slammed anti-trans lobby group LGB Alliance’s “obsession with genitals” as “deeply unhealthy” while giving evidence against its charity status. An appeal to overturn the Charity Commission’s April 2021 decision to register LGB Alliance as a charity is currently being considered by a tribunal. The legal fight is
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Protesters outside the first LGB Alliance conference. (In Pictures via Getty/ Mark Kerrison) A lawyer representing anti-trans lobby group LGB Alliance has compared healthcare for trans people to a “transition or death” policy in Iran. The remarks were made on the second day of a tribunal challenging the group’s charitable status, spearheaded by trans youth
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A protester holds the trans flag and snaps in solidarity with other speakers, during a trans rights demonstration. (Stephen Zenner/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty) Trans people in Montana have been permanently banned from changing their birth certificates in yet another devastating blow to LGBTQ+ rights. Health officials in the state adopted a proposed rule change on
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Suspended Florida state attorney Andrew Warren has launched a legal bid to get his job back. (Octavio Jones/Getty Images) A twice-elected Florida prosecutor is suing governor Ron DeSantis after he was removed from his role for enforce an abortion ban. Republican DeSantis suspended Democrat Hillsborough County state attorney Andrew Warren on 4 August for “neglecting” his
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Saudi Arabian sisters Asra Abdullah Alsehli (left) and Amaal Abdullah Alsehli (right). (NSW Police) Two Saudi sisters found dead in Australia sought asylum for religion and sexuality, but their pleas for projection were reportedly rejected over lack of evidence. Australian authorities discovered the remains of Asra Abdullah Alsehli, 24, and Amaal Abdullah Alsehli, 23, on 7 June
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Senator Lindsey Graham says ‘states should decide the issue of marriage’ (Kevin Dietsch/Getty) US Republican senator Lindsey Graham has said states should decide if same-sex marriage is legal. Amid discussions over legislation that would implement legal protections for same-sex married couples, Graham said he had been consistent in his view that “states should decide the
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Allison Bailey, the lawyer who founded LGB Alliance. (Allison Bailey/ Twitter) Allison Bailey has lost her lawsuit against Stonewall but has won her employment tribunal case against her employer Garden Court Chambers. Bailey, a lesbian barrister and co-founder of the anti-trans lobby group LGB Alliance, sued LGBTQ+ rights charity Stonewall and Garden Court Chambers, of which
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Whoopi Goldberg was not happy with what Jim Jordan had to say on the Respect for Marriage Act (Image: Getty) Whoopi Goldberg took no prisoners in a response to congressman Jim Jordan’s argument against a same-sex marriage bill. During Wednesday’s (20 July) instalment of daytime talk show The View, Whoopi Goldberg addressed remarks by Republican
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Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban. (AFP via Getty/ ATTILA KISBENEDEK) The European Commission has launched legal action against Hungary over the country’s so-called LGBTQ+ propaganda law. The legislation banning any discussion of LGBTQ+ people in schools and in the media was passed in an near unanimous vote in June 2021. Prime minister Viktor Orbán and
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Protestor holds ‘Trans Lives Matter’ placard during protest in Warsaw, 2018. (Getty/Maciej Luczniewski) Within the first week of 2022, seven US states have proposed nine bills that would roll back the rights of trans and non-binary youth. These proposed bills will negatively impact trans and non-binary youths’ right to privacy, restrict their ability to take
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Intersex Justice activists protest non-consensual surgeries on intersex people. (Twitter/ IntersexJustice) A California bill aiming to outlaw forced and unnecessary genital surgeries on intersex children has been pulled. California state senator Scott Wiener, a San Francisco Democrat, has been working for  three years to try to ban the “corrective surgeries”. His bill, SB225, would have
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Former police officer Harry Miller. (Sky News) An appeals court has ruled in favour of ex-police officer Harry Miller, declaring that “gender critical” comments should not have been classed as “hate incidents” by police. The case was brought by Harry Miller, a former police officer from Lincolnshire, who was visited by Humberside Police in January,
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US Conservative groups seeking to overturn Roe v Wade have spent millions on global campaigns against reproductive and LGBT+ rights, an investigation has found. OpenDemocracy says the groups have spent at least $28 million on international campaigns, including anti-abortion efforts in Poland, Colombia and El Salvador.  The outlet scrutinised seven organisations it says have been involved
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Lynne Spears (L) and Britney Spears. (Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic) Britney Spears’ mother, Lynne Spears, has officially asked for her piece of the singer as well. The 66-year-old author filed a petition Monday (1 November) requesting that her daughter’s estate pay her attorneys’ fees in the strained battle over Britney’s conservatorship. Lynne has never had a formal
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