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Police officer told to ‘tone down the gay’ if he wanted a promotion

<b>A police officer is suing his police department after he was allegedly told to ‘tone down the gay’.</b><p>Sgt Keith Wildhaber was allegedly told to ‘tone …

GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal path worries health care industry

WASHINGTON (AP) — One by one, key health care industry groups are telling the incoming Republican administration and Congress that it's not a good idea to repeal the 2010 health care law without clear plans to address the consequences.<p>Hospitals, insurers and actuaries — bean-counters who make …

Health Care

18 million more uninsured if Obamacare killed, not replaced

WASHINGTON (AP) — Insurance premiums would soar for millions of Americans and 18 million more would be uninsured in just one year if Republicans scuttle much of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul without a replacement, Congress' budget analysts said Tuesday.<p>Spotlighting potential perils …

Health Care

Watch: 'Homosexuals Are Worthy Of Death!' Little Boy Preaches To Churchgoers On Easter

Winston-Salem, North Carolina’s Green Street United Methodist is an LGBT-supporting house of worship, which yesterday was visited by a young boy …

50 years ago the first major gay rights demonstration happened in Silver Lake

A police raid at the Black Cat Tavern led to protests outside the gay bar<p>This Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of one of the nation’s first major public demonstrations in support of gay rights. A predecessor to the famous Stonewall riots two years later, protests outside of the Black Cat Tavern …

LGBTQI

Pence Dodges Question on Anti-LGBT 'Religious Freedom' Order

In an interview aired Super Bowl Sunday, Vice President Mike Pence handed the ball off when asked if he expects President Donald Trump to issue an …

LGBT groups speak out against Trump's 'bigotry screening' for Muslims

LGBT groups in the US have accused President Donald Trump of “concern trolling” over measures introduced to screen migrants for bigotry and negative …

Rights Groups: Confirming Jeff Sessions a 'Travesty,' 'Grave Mistake'

Today the Senate confirmed Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, who has a long anti-LGBT, antichoice record, as U.S. attorney general — the nation’s top …

Most Americans oppose ‘religious freedom’ laws allowing for LGBTQ discrimination

The Trump administration hasn’t been shy about its desire to protect the liberties of religious institutions. The president himself has promised to …

This student was bullied and kicked out of class for being gay

A student has been kicked out of his class for being gay.<p>The 20-year-old says he’d suffered months of bullying in the class, with the teacher …

Footage shows NYPD officers fired 16 times at unarmed black teen as he surrendered

While the NYPD claimed that 15-year-old Keston Charles was threatening them with a gun when they shot him in 2013, newly released video shows …

Law Enforcement

Protests erupt in America as police kill another black man

Less than a day after video emerged of police shooting Terence Crutcher – an unarmed black man – dead on an Oklahoma highway, a US police officer has killed a black man called Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina, sparking street protests reminscent of the demonstrations that besieged …

Chicago Cop Indicted For Shooting At Black Teens In Car

A Chicago police officer who was captured on a dashboard camera firing into a car full of teenagers, wounding two of them, has been indicted on federal civil rights charges, prosecutors and local media said on Friday.<p>Marco Proano, 41, was charged in the indictment, which was handed down on …

Justice

Attorneys of boy shot by Columbus officer seek witnesses

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys for the family of a 13-year-old Ohio boy fatally shot by a policeman said Friday they want to hear from witnesses, because the police version of events "might not be true."<p>Meanwhile, a 19-year-old who said he was the boy's friend told a newspaper that Tyre King had a …

Grieving

The wall is the least aggressive part of Trump’s executive actions on immigration

The biggest single-day changes to immigration policy in recent memory.<p>On Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed a pair of executive orders that constitute the biggest change to federal immigration policy in a single day in recent memory.<p>Trump signed an order that directs the Department of …

Now Europe’s Trying to Wall Itself Off From Migrants—And Trump

At the Malta Summit, surrounded by the deep blue sea where thousands of refugees die each year, European leaders focused on the devil elected …

US suspends enforcement of travel ban, DOJ appeals

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has appealed a judge's order temporarily blocking President Donald Trump's refugee and immigration ban, saying it's the "sovereign prerogative" of a president to admit or exclude aliens in order to protect national security.<p>The appeal filed late Saturday at …

Immigration

White House pledges to defend travel ban after judge's ruling

The White House on Friday night said it would challenge "at the earliest possible time" a federal judge's ruling that blocked President Donald Trump's travel ban directive nationwide.<p>"At the earliest possible time, the Department of Justice intends to file an emergency stay of this order and defend …

Donald Trump

Behind closed doors, Republican lawmakers fret about how to repeal Obamacare

PHILADELPHIA — Republican lawmakers aired sharp concerns about their party’s quick push to repeal the Affordable Care Act at a closed-door meeting Thursday, according to a recording of the session obtained by The Washington Post.<p>The recording reveals a GOP that appears to be filled with doubts …

Health Care

Trump administration to allow 872 refugees into U.S. this week

The Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday it will allow 872 refugees to enter the country after they were initially barred from flying to the U.S. under President Trump’s executive order on immigration.<p>Homeland Security began detaining immigrants arriving at U.S. airports immediately after …

Immigration

Despite Trump's assurances, LGBTQ rights are hardly 'settled' in court

The day the Supreme Court handed down its decision in <i>Obergefell v. Hodges</i>, which declared that same-sex couples nationwide had a constitutional right …

LGBTQI