Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) reversed course Thursday after facing scrutiny for referring to Planned Parenthood and the Human Rights Campaign as part of the political “establishment.”
When campaign spokesperson Michael Briggs was asked to clarify Sanders’ comments on the Rachel Maddow Show, Briggs declined, noting that Sanders had already “said it better than I could.”
A group of senators pushed back last week, saying there should be a publicly searchable database of Title IX exemption requests and responses, making the process more transparent.
Ben Carson proposed transgender people get their own bathrooms, Mike Huckabee advocated for “personhood” laws, and Hillary Clinton met with families who lost children to police violence.
Illinois joins three other states in banning the practice of trying to change LGBTQ youth’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
ENDA would protect many LGBTQ individuals from workplace discrimination, something a strong majority of Americans support. However, the proposed version of the law would not protect LGBTQ employees at Catholic schools and some other religiously affiliated institutions.
Sexual Health Roundup: A Mississippi mandate for sexuality education means that school districts have to choose between and abstinence-only or an abstinence-based approach by the end of the month; a survey by the Human Rights Campaign finds that LGBT teens are less happy than their straight peers; and a new condom company promises that for every condom sold it will donate one condom to women in regions with high HIV rates.
Having someone who is already in the public’s eye openly transition
from female to male will help new generations be able to grow up
knowing about this choice, thinking about this choice, and hopefully
accepting this choice.