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HB2 Does Not Absolve Employers of LGBT Discrimination Liability

By Kerry Everett | Sep 17
Many assume that under HB 2, NC employers can treat LGBT workers in a discriminatory manner. However, in many cases, LGBT employees in North Carolina are protected from discrimination under federal law.

EDGE 10.0: A Decade on the Job

By Steve Weinstein | Jun 26
Since its beginnings, EDGE has been charting the LGBT progress on the business front. When it began in as a regional website back, it was more the exception than the norm for a business to include job protection for gay and lesbian employees.

Churches Withhold Funding Over Fears Of Gay Inclusive Hiring

By Dylan Lovan | Mar 7
Uncertainty over a short-lived proposal to open employment to gays at Kentucky’s largest private child care agency prompted many of its supportive churches to withhold giving last year, causing a multi-million dollar shortfall.

"Same-Sex Legal Kit for Dummies" Now Available

Nov 18
"The Same-Sex Legal Kit for Dummies" is the first Dummies reference guide to comprehensively address the legal issues facing the LGBT Community, including estate planning, marriage equality, adoption, surrogacy, artificial insemination, immigration, hous

Human Rights Campaign Issues New LGBT Consumer Guide

By Jason St. Amand | Dec 12
The Human Rights Campaign issued a guide to help consumersshop at businesses that support LGBT equality, with some surprises: Nike & Nordstrom: OK. Adidas/Reebok & Neiman Marcus? Not so good.

Anti-Gay Tenn. Law Faces Suit

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 14
A Tennessee law is under challenge from a suit that claims the measure is rooted in nothing more than anti-gay sentiment.

Activists push statewide employment protections, domestic partnerships

By Joseph Erbentraut | Feb 4
Activists in Utah, Virginia and Florida look to gain legislative victories in 2011 through new statewide employment protections, domestic partnerships and other non-marriage forms of relationship recognition.

Tenn. Lawmaker Moves to Ban Gay Protection Laws

By Steve Weinstein | Jan 14
A Tennessee lawmaker is trying to head off attempts by the Metro council that governs Nashville to require businesses with city contracts from discriminating against LGBT employees.

Fla. Couple’s Lawsuit for HIV Discrimination: Part of Larger Pattern?

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 29
Two HIV-positive men in Naples, Florida, are pursuing a claim that they were fired from a restaurant due to their health status. The men’s legal counsel is seeking to fast-track the case because both men are in declining health.

Majority of Americans Want LGBT Employees to Have Equal Workplace Benefits

Oct 11
According to a poll released by Harris Interactive and Witeck-Combs Communications, Inc., 62% of heterosexual Americans believe LGBT employees deserve equal benefits on the job, such as health insurance for partners or spouses.

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