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Obama LGBTQ Protections Safe, Or a Trump Head Fake?

Obama LGBTQ Protections Safe, Or a Trump Head Fake?

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Amidst all the confusion created by White House senior advisor Steve Bannon’s “shock and awe” campaign during the Trump administration’s opening days, the president’s team may just have faked out the LGBTQ media. On Monday, widespread reports by media outlets and online sites warned that Trump was about to issue an […]

Slow Start on Equality Act   

Slow Start on Equality Act   

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | When the Equality Act was introduced in Congress on July 23, it was a compelling setting with equally compelling champions. A large group of senators, representatives, and advocates gathered in the Senate’s LBJ room, which is named for Pres. Lyndon Johnson, who signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting […]

Comprehensive Anti-Bias Bill Close to Being Introduced in Congress      

Comprehensive Anti-Bias Bill Close to Being Introduced in Congress      

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Comprehensive equal rights legislation — guaranteeing the nation’s LGBT community of nondiscrimination protections in employment, housing, public accommodation, and access to credit — is likely to be introduced before the end of June, according to congressional staffers working on the bill. “We very much hope and intend to have it introduced this […]

Our First Married Tax Day

Our First Married Tax Day

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | East Side Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney led a press conference outside the offices of the Internal Revenue Service on April 14 to take note of the first Tax Day in which married same-sex couples in the US are required to file that way on their federal tax returns. Until Edie Windsor won her […]

US Majority Against Denying Fed Recognition; Illinois Voters Support Gay Marriage Bill

US Majority Against Denying Fed Recognition; Illinois Voters Support Gay Marriage Bill

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Support for same-sex marriage enjoys a nine-point edge over opposition among Americans, according to a new poll released by the Center for American Progress (CAP), a Washington-based progressive advocacy group. The poll, released on February 19 and conducted by Goodwin Simon Strategic Research and Voter Consumer Research, found that 52 percent of […]