A former commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission told Bloomberg Law that she will not seek a third term with the agency after Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah blocked her reappointment and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to call a floor vote on her nomination before the January 2 deadline. Comment
Eight years after Zach Wahls went viral with an eloquent speech in favor of marriage equality in front of the Iowa State Legislature, he has returned to Des Moines — this time as a state senator. Comments (1)
The Boulder County Courthouse in Colorado has been added to the National Register of Historic Places more than four decades after a clerk there made the unprecedented decision to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Comments (1)

Cuomo Lays Out His Pot Policy


Cuomo Lays Out His Pot Policy

Governor Andrew Cuomo released his plan to revamp New York State’s medical marijuana program and create a regulatory system for the legal sale of marijuana to adults over 21. Comment
In an historic day at the State Capitol in Albany, with many LGBTQ advocates on hand, both houses of the Legislature adopted two long-stalled civil rights bills — the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), a transgender rights measure, and a ban on conversion therapy practiced on minors by licensed mental health professionals. Comment
When Manhattan State Senator Brad Hoylman gavels the Judiciary Committee into session on Monday morning, his colleagues will address him with a title he’s never before had in his six years in office: Mr. Chairman. Comments (1)
The House of Representatives, which now has a record eight LGBTQ members, passed a rules package last week that protects staffers from employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Comment
Governors Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan and Tony Evers of Wisconsin have signed executive orders banning discrimination against state employees on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Comment
Newly released audio of gay civil rights icon Bayard Rustin reveals the extent to which he valued the intersection of his racial and his sexual identity — and how his life as an openly gay man nearly derailed his ability to fight for equality. Comments (3)
Don’t let a sea of blue seats fool you: There are members of the New York City Council actively working against gay rights — including one in southern Brooklyn, where Councilmember Chaim Deutsch has long shown hostility toward LGBTQ causes. Comments (8)


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