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Fresh Updates from RACBlog: LGBT Rights

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: LGBT Rights

Student Non-Discrimination Act Faces Hurdles in the House
Posted on Wednesday March 04, 2015

Last month, Senator Al Franken and Representative Jared Polis reintroduced the Student Non-Discrimination Act (H.R.846/S.439). The Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA) would prohibit discrimination in public schools on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Although there have been several setbacks in Congress the past few weeks for SNDA, the bill’s passage is still as […]

FDA Policies Don’t Just Discriminate Against Gay Men
Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

At the end of last year, the FDA announced that it would replace its policy banning men who have had sex with men (MSM) from donating blood with a policy that allows MSM to give blood if they have not had sex with another man in the past year. In December, I wrote a blog […]

For Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Individuals, Gender Expression isn’t a Purim Costume
Posted on Wednesday February 25, 2015

Jews across the world are getting ready to celebrate Purim. Already, there are many Jews, from young children to grown adults, planning their Purim outfits. Some will be characters from the Purim story. Some will be famous actors. Some will be fictional heroes and villains. And no doubt, many people will cross-dress and dress up […]

What’s Happening in Alabama, and What it Means for the Bigger Picture of Marriage Equality
Posted on Tuesday February 17, 2015

As we get closer to the much-anticipated oral argument in the marriage equality cases coming out of the Sixth Circuit Court before the Supreme Court, the fight for marriage equality within states wages on. On January 23, Federal District Court Judge Callie V. S. Granade ruled that that Alabama’s ban on marriage equality was unconstitutional. […]

The Safe Schools Improvement Act would ensure that all school districts have clear and comprehensive policies prohibiting bullying and harassment.

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