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    A LEADING gallery which removed an artist’s work over her views on transgender people is now being probed itself. The Royal Academy of Arts axed embroidered flowers by Jess de Wahls over what it described as her “transphobic views”. 3The Royal Academy of Arts has been accused of breaching the Equality ActCredit: Alamy 3Jess de Wahls's work was removed over...
    Nicola Adams is a British female boxer who won the flyweight Olympic gold medal at both the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Games. She was also World and European Champion. Adams is 5ft 4in tall and weighs 51kg. By contrast, I’ve never been a boxing champion, though I stepped in the ring for a televised round with Manny Pacquiao, sent...
    Vicky Hartzler has a long history of opposing LGBTQ rights, including the Equality Act. A passionate opponent of LGBTQ equality is running for Senate, and she is warning that Democrats are "destroying the country." Republican Rep. Vicky Hartzler of Missouri announced on Thursday that she is running to fill the...
    Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) thinks 'religious liberty' should allow for discrimination against LGBTQ people. A Republican member of Congress who voted against a bill that would provide LGBTQ people with federal nondiscrimination protections in housing, education, health care, jury service, and more issued a post on Friday marking Pride Month....
    A five-time national track champion is speaking out about her concerns surrounding equality in sports, telling Fox News she fears that "transgender athletes will diminish opportunities for biological women." "It’s not equality because when you’re competing against a biological male, it’s not an equal playing field – even if they are on hormones," said Shannon Arena, whose maiden name is...
    Two members of Congress have taken the debate over the Equality Act out of the House chamber and into the hallway outside of their offices. After Rep. Marie Newman placed a transgender pride flag outside of her office, which is across from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's, Greene put up an anti-trans sign outside of her own, sparking backlash.  Newman, a...
    For actor Elliot Page, the journey to living authentically has been, and continues to be, an emotional one. In his first interview since coming out as transgender in December, Page spoke with Time Magazine about the "deep gratitude" he felt "to have made it to this point in my life," and about his fight to ensure that all transgender individuals have...
    A review of Division I schools by a national advocacy organization has found that 92% do not have fully inclusive policies for trans athletes. Details of the Athletic Equality Index review were announced Monday by Athlete Ally, a nonprofit that advocates for LGBTQ athletes. The NCAA has had a transgender inclusion policy in place since 2011, but the AEI...
    Originally Published by: Family charged in alleged sex trafficking ring at Houston bar Troopers help deliver baby on side of road during traffic stop Woman arrested for alleged April Fools joke claiming active shooter On the first day of his administration, President Biden issued an executive order saying student-athletes should compete under the sex they...
    "This illustration photo shows a Facebook App logo displayed on a smartphone in Los Angeles, March 1, 2021." Media Matters reports that Facebook appeared to violate its own policy by allowing anti-LGBTQ groups to run despicable ads opposing the Equality Act, including four versions of one ad that linked to a call-in script claiming the bill would eventually “let boys win in...
    Sixteen-year-old Stella Keating is garnering viral praise online for her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of the Equality Act during a hearing about the sweeping civil rights legislation.  Keating, who is a high school sophomore from Washington state, first began her virtual testimony on Wednesday by calling the opportunity to testify for the hearing the “honor of...
    Charlie Riedel/AP Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee convened a hearing on the Equality Act, a sweeping measure that would enshrine explicit protections for LBGTQ people into law. The bill would amend the Civil Rights Act...
    Senate Democrats on Wednesday excluded the mother of a female student-athlete from testifying about the adverse effects of the Equality Act on fairness in women's sports. The students, Chelsea Mitchell, Alanna Smith, and Selina Soule, were asked by Senate Republicans to relay their experiences as biological females competing against transgender athletes in high school sports. Mitchell's mother, Christina Mitchell, was...
    The Equality Act, if passed in the Senate and signed into law, could be used to punish medical doctors, psychologists, and other mental health professionals who do not immediately affirm a teen’s stated desire to be treated with damaging cross-sex hormones. For teens with gender dysphoria who insist on receiving cross-sex hormones following puberty-blocking drugs, the end result could be...
    16-year-old Stella Keating speaks on behalf of the Equality Act on March 17, 2021 On Wednesday morning, Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley gave an opening statement for a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for the Equality Act. As would not surprise anyone familiar with Grassley’s political opinions, he opposes the civil rights legislation. In his opening statement, Grassley sowed quiet hysteria by implying...
    (CNN)The House has passed the Equality Act, which would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to protect people from being discriminated based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing and other services as well as access to public accommodations such as restaurants. The final vote was 224-206. Three Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the bill. Reps. John...
    Tom Williams/ZUMA Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.On Wednesday, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Co.) appeared on Steve Bannon’s show to fear-monger about the Equality Act. Or, in her words: “The so-called Equality Act.” For Boebert the name was a “play on words.”...
    A federal judge in Oregon said the USA Miss pageant is not required to allow transgender women into the competition because it only permits ‘natural born females’ - a ruling handed down even as the House passed the LGBTQ Equality Act. The discrimination lawsuit brought by Anita Green, a 29-year-old transgender woman, against the privately run organization was dismissed on...
    Donald Trump on Sunday weighed in on the debate about the Equality Act, which was passed by the House on Thursday, yet faces an uphill battle to win Senate approval and become law. Supporters of the bill insist it is designed to enshrine LGBTQ protections in the nation's labor and civil rights laws. It amends existing civil rights law to...
    Former President Donald Trump slammed the Equality Act during comments Sunday at Florida’s Conservative Political Action Conference, saying it will destroy women’s athletics by allowing transgender athletes to compete. “Young girls and women are incensed that they are now being forced to compete against those who are biological males,” Trump said. “It’s not good for women, it’s not...
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    (CNN)You know times are a-changing when a famous toy spud is getting an upgrade—and for a very 21st-century reason. Allison HopeHasbro has announced it is dropping the gendered honorific "Mr." from the brand name of its popular Potato Head toy. The move, a seemingly innocuous one that follows in the inclusive footsteps of other brands like Mattel and Target,...
    Washington (CNN)This week illustrated how far the US has come in the battle for transgender rights and representation -- and how far the country still has to go.On Thursday, the House passed the Equality Act for the first time since Democrats secured both chambers of Congress.It's unclear if the Equality Act has any path in the Senate. But that uncertainty...
    The Heritage Foundation exposed 11 of the most revolutionary demands in the Democrats’ so-called Equality Act, which would force Americans to accept the transgender ideology’s far-reaching claim that each person’s legal sex is determined by their inner feelings of “gender identity,” not by their measurable biology. Heritage reported: The proposed Equality Act of 2021 (H.R. 5) would make mainstream beliefs...
    House Democrats joined by three Republicans on Thursday approved the Equality Act, which aims to expand anti-discrimination laws to include gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people — but over conservative objections about the possible impact of trans athletes in student sports. The bill passed 224-206 and was touted by Democrats as a historic stride toward fairness. But Republicans decried the...
    More On: gay rights House poised to vote on legal safeguards for LGBTQ people Biden calls Buttigieg’s husband ‘Kirsten,’ snubs gay GOP cabinet member Years after coming out, gay athletes upset by lack of change LGBT activists welcome rainbow light show in Poland, say more action needed House Democrats joined by three Republicans on Thursday approved the Equality Act,...
    WASHINGTON (WLS) -- Democratic Congresswoman Marie Newman of Illinois has gotten into a dispute with Republican colleague Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene ahead of a vote on the Equality Act.Congresswoman Newman, whose daughter is transgender, spoke in favor of the bill banning discrimination against LGBTQ Americans. Our neighbor, @RepMTG, tried to block the Equality Act because she believes prohibiting discrimination against...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi holds a press conference before the House votes on the Equality Act.Rod Lamkey/CNP/Zuma Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.The US House of Representatives voted 224–206 Thursday afternoon to pass the Equality Act, which would prohibit discrimination based...
    Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene faces strong criticism after she posted an anti-transgender poster outside her office, right in front of another legislator who has a transgender son. Miami World / CNN Greene’s antagonistic move comes as the House is expected to pass the Equality Act, a bill that would prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ Americans, later Thursday after the Georgia Republican’s...
    The House of Representatives passed the Equality Act on Thursday afternoon, which will impact abortion, marriage, family, gender, sports and more. In a 224-206 vote, the House passed the Equality Act. H.R. 5 would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act in order to prevent “discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation.” Three Republicans voted with Democrats...
    WASHINGTON -- The Democratic-led House passed a bill Thursday that would enshrine LGBTQ protections in the nation's labor and civil rights laws, a top priority of President Joe Biden, though the legislation faces an uphill battle in the Senate.The bill passed by a vote of 224-206 with three Republicans joining Democrats in voting yes.The Equality Act amends existing civil rights...
    The House passed the Equality Act, a bill would would prohibit discrimination against people based on sexual orientation and gender identity, despite sharp opposition from Republicans over provisions relating to transgender participating in women's sports, hormone treatments for minors, and abortion. The bill, passed 224-206, would expand on last year's Supreme Court ruling that the Civil Rights Act bans...
    MARJORIE Taylor Greene got into a petty quarrel this week with a Capitol neighbor over the transgender flag. The QAnon Rep placed a sign on the wall outside her Capitol office on Wednesday to ridicule Rep Marie Newman for putting up a transgender pride flag alongside her door. 11Greene placed a sign on the wall outside her Capitol office on WednesdayCredit: Twitter/@mtgreenee 11Newman...
    Rep. Chip RoyCharles (Chip) Eugene RoyHouse conservatives push back on efforts to revive earmarks Lawmakers clash over gun prohibition in Natural Resources Committee room Rep. Ron Wright dies after contracting COVID-19 MORE (R-Texas) on Thursday vowed to oppose the Equality Act in court shortly before a House vote on the legislation, saying it would damage religious freedom.   The Equality...
    Dr. Michelle Cretella, the executive director of the American College of Pediatricians, warned the Equality Act would give federal approval to the “cancellation” of physicians and mental health professionals who believe, “first, do no harm.” During a Heritage Foundation webinar Tuesday, focused on protecting American children from radical gender ideology and legislation, Cretella observed that, since the flourishing of the...
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    President Joe Biden is big on equality and has spent much of his life fighting and campaigning for it. Indeed, in his inauguration speech on January 20, he reminded us that the American dream is predicated on the belief 'that we are all created equal'. But he did so with this sobering caveat: 'Our history has been a constant struggle...
    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene displayed a sign saying “there are two genders” outside of her office in response to Rep. Marie Newman hanging a transgender flag outside her office. “Our neighbor, @RepMarieNewman, wants to pass the so-called ‘Equality' Act to destroy women’s rights and religious freedoms,” Greene tweeted on Wednesday, accompanied by a video of her posting a sign...
    (CNN)Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is facing sharp criticism after she posted an anti-transgender sign outside of her office, directly across the hall from another lawmaker who has a transgender child.The antagonizing move by Greene comes as the House is expected to pass the Equality Act, a bill that would ban discrimination against LGTBQ Americans, later Thursday, after the Georgia Republican's...
    (CNN)On Wednesday, Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene posted an 11-second video on Twitter that shows her posting a sign outside of her congressional office that reads: "There are two genders: Male and Female. Trust the Science."She tweeted this along with the video: "Our neighbor, @RepMarieNewman, wants to pass the so-called 'Equality' Act to destroy women's rights and religious freedoms,"...
    WASHINGTON (WLS) -- Democratic Congresswoman Marie Newman of Illinois has gotten into a dispute with Republican colleague Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene ahead of a vote on the Equality Act.Congresswoman Newman, whose daughter is transgender, spoke in favor of the bill banning discrimination against LGBTQ Americans. Our neighbor, @RepMTG, tried to block the Equality Act because she believes prohibiting discrimination against...
    Marjorie Taylor Greene put up a sign outside her office proclaiming 'there are TWO genders' after her congressional hall mate Marie Newman, who has a trans daughter, put up a trans pride flag outside her office as the two publicly feud over legislation bolstering trans rights. 'Our neighbor, [Marjorie Taylor Greene], tried to block the Equality Act because she believes...
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