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Committed to the Community. http://www.onecommunity.co/rss.xml en Gays can’t have kids, shouldn’t be allowed to marry, Arizona attorneys argue http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/30/gays-can%E2%80%99t-have-kids-shouldn%E2%80%99t-be-allowed-marry-arizona-attorneys-argue <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/30/gays-can%E2%80%99t-have-kids-shouldn%E2%80%99t-be-allowed-marry-arizona-attorneys-argue" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/gays_cant_have_kids_shouldnt_be_allowed_to_marry_arizona_attorneys_argue_.png" alt="Gays can’t have kids, shouldn’t be allowed to marry, Arizona attorneys argue " title="Gays can’t have kids, shouldn’t be allowed to marry, Arizona attorneys argue " width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Attorneys for the state are telling a federal judge there&rsquo;s a good reason Arizona won&rsquo;t let gays marry: They can&rsquo;t reproduce, at least not without the help of a third person.</p> <p>Papers filed in federal court defending the ban say voters, in approving the constitutional amendment in 2008, are entitled to &ldquo;define marriage for their community.&rdquo; But the lawyers also are arguing to U.S. District Court Judge John Sedwick there&rsquo;s a public purpose in the state getting into the business of regulating private relationships: Ensuring that children are, whenever possible, raised by a biological mother and biological father.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/30/gays-can%E2%80%99t-have-kids-shouldn%E2%80%99t-be-allowed-marry-arizona-attorneys-argue" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/30/gays-can%E2%80%99t-have-kids-shouldn%E2%80%99t-be-allowed-marry-arizona-attorneys-argue" dc:title="Gays can’t have kids, shouldn’t be allowed to marry, Arizona attorneys argue " trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6003" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/30/gays-can%E2%80%99t-have-kids-shouldn%E2%80%99t-be-allowed-marry-arizona-attorneys-argue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ADF brief mentions Alliance Defending Freedom Arizona Arizona attorneys attorney Caleb Dalton attorney Shawn Aiken biological children biological father biological father. biological mother biological parent biological parents Caleb Dalton Children Christian leaders compelling state constitutional amendment defense attorneys district court judge federal court federal judge gay marriages General Tom Horne good reason heterosexual couples infertile couples John Sedwick Judge Sedwick lambda legal defense legal brief legal ministry legal papers man-woman couples modern medical advances private relationships procreation argument public purpose same-sex marriages similar arguments special assistant attorneys state state constitutional amendment state law statutory ban U.S. Circuit Court unintended pregnancies vast majority civil rights Equality Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:57:04 +0000 ONE Community 6003 at http://www.onecommunity.co Gays can’t have kids, shouldn’t be allowed to marry, Arizona attorneys argue ONE Community Another GOP congressman comes out in support of gay marriage http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/30/another-gop-congressman-comes-out-support-gay-marriage <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/30/another-gop-congressman-comes-out-support-gay-marriage" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/another_gop_congressman_comes_out_in_support_of_gay_marriage.jpg" alt="Another GOP congressman comes out in support of gay marriage" title="Another GOP congressman comes out in support of gay marriage" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>GOP Rep. David Jolly of Florida came out this week&nbsp;in support of marriage equality for gay couples.</p> <p>The congressman told&nbsp;The Washington Post&nbsp;on Monday that his personal views about marriage center on it being a union between a man and a woman. But, he added, states should not define the &ldquo;sanctity&rdquo; of marriage.</p> <p>&ldquo;As a matter of my Christian faith, I believe in traditional marriage,&rdquo; Jolly&nbsp;said in a statement&nbsp;to the&nbsp;Post. &ldquo;But as a matter of constitutional principle I believe in a form of limited government that protects personal liberty. To me, that means that the sanctity of one&rsquo;s marriage should be defined by their faith and by their church, not by their state.&rdquo;</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/30/another-gop-congressman-comes-out-support-gay-marriage" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/30/another-gop-congressman-comes-out-support-gay-marriage" dc:title="Another GOP congressman comes out in support of gay marriage" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6000" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/30/another-gop-congressman-comes-out-support-gay-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alaska Sen. Lisa County Circuit judge current Republican member Gay Marriage gay marriage GOP GOP congressman Gov. 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Rob Portman traditional marriage civil rights Equality Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:49:22 +0000 ONE Community 6000 at http://www.onecommunity.co Another GOP congressman comes out in support of gay marriage ONE Community Anti-gay laws can fuel spread of HIV, research finds http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/30/anti-gay-laws-can-fuel-spread-hiv-research-finds <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/30/anti-gay-laws-can-fuel-spread-hiv-research-finds" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/anti-gay_laws_can_fuel_spread_of_hiv_research_finds.jpg" alt="Anti-gay laws can fuel spread of HIV, research finds" title="Anti-gay laws can fuel spread of HIV, research finds" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Stigma and discrimination have always played a major role in the global AIDS epidemic, but they are getting renewed attention this year at the ongoing International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.</p> <p>A study released Monday at the conference shows that vulnerable communities in Nigeria fared far worse after legislation was passed criminalizing gay male sex. And in a panel scheduled for Wednesday , researchers were expected to discuss way to help advocates, doctors and patients combat stigma.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/30/anti-gay-laws-can-fuel-spread-hiv-research-finds" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/30/anti-gay-laws-can-fuel-spread-hiv-research-finds" dc:title="Anti-gay laws can fuel spread of HIV, research finds" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/5999" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/30/anti-gay-laws-can-fuel-spread-hiv-research-finds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AIDS amazing people Anti-Gay Law anti-gay laws associate professor basic services Chris Beyrer clear answer Columbia University difficult circumstances discriminatory laws 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http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/30/straight-business-students-are-crashing-gay-job-fairs <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/30/straight-business-students-are-crashing-gay-job-fairs" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/straight_business_students_are_crashing_gay_job_fairs.jpg" alt="Straight Business Students Are Crashing Gay Job Fairs" title="Straight Business Students Are Crashing Gay Job Fairs" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The job market is tough these days&mdash;so tough, in fact, that some business schools have been encouraging heterosexual students to attend career fairs for lesbian, gay, and bisexual students.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" 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relations Northwestern University’sKellogg School openly LGBT students Southern MBA programs Straight Business Students students civil rights Equality Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:12:32 +0000 ONE Community 5998 at http://www.onecommunity.co Straight Business Students Are Crashing Gay Job Fairs ONE Community Senate Republicans Block Bill To Reverse Hobby Lobby Decision http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/29/senate-republicans-block-bill-reverse-hobby-lobby-decision <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/29/senate-republicans-block-bill-reverse-hobby-lobby-decision" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/senate_republicans_block_bill_to_reverse_hobby_lobby_decision.jpg" alt="Senate Republicans Block Bill To Reverse Hobby Lobby Decision" title="Senate Republicans Block Bill To Reverse Hobby Lobby Decision" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a bill that would have required all for-profit employers to include the full range of contraceptives in their health insurance plans, in effect overriding the Supreme Court&#39;s recent decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.</p> <p>The Senate voted 56 to 43 to proceed to debate&nbsp;on the bill, falling short of the 60 votes needed to move forward. Three Republicans-- Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) -- voted with Senate Democrats to proceed.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/29/senate-republicans-block-bill-reverse-hobby-lobby-decision" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/29/senate-republicans-block-bill-reverse-hobby-lobby-decision" dc:title="Senate Republicans Block Bill To Reverse Hobby Lobby Decision" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/5992" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/29/senate-republicans-block-bill-reverse-hobby-lobby-decision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> America birth control craft supply chain Decision Senate Republicans health care needs health insurance plans Hobby Lobby Hobby Lobby Stores House Pro-Choice Caucus House Republicans religious beliefs Reverse Hobby Lobby Sen. 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Jeff Merkley Senate Senate Democrats Senate Republicans Block Supreme Court civil rights Equality Thu, 17 Jul 2014 04:58:13 +0000 ONE Community 5992 at http://www.onecommunity.co Senate Republicans Block Bill To Reverse Hobby Lobby Decision ONE Community Health Survey: About 2 Percent Of Americans Are Gay Or Lesbian http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/29/health-survey-about-2-percent-americans-are-gay-or-lesbian <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/29/health-survey-about-2-percent-americans-are-gay-or-lesbian" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/health_survey_about_2_percent_of_americans_are_gay_or_lesbian.jpg" alt="Health Survey: About 2 Percent Of Americans Are Gay Or Lesbian" title="Health Survey: About 2 Percent Of Americans Are Gay Or Lesbian" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A federal report released Tuesday says just 2 percent of Americans over the age of 18 identify as gay or lesbian.</p> <p>The report, released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention&#39;s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), relates to&nbsp;sexual orientation and health among U.S. adults.</p> <p>The NCHS used statistics gathered from the 2013 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), an annual health study including 34,557 adults aged 18 and over. The aim of the new survey was to determine the disparities in health-related behaviors, health status, health care service utilization, and health care access among participants based on sexual orientation.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/29/health-survey-about-2-percent-americans-are-gay-or-lesbian" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/29/health-survey-about-2-percent-americans-are-gay-or-lesbian" dc:title="Health Survey: About 2 Percent Of Americans Are Gay Or Lesbian" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/5991" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/29/health-survey-about-2-percent-americans-are-gay-or-lesbian" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 57-year history adults Alfred Kinsey American adults annual health study best represents book Sexual Behavior current cigarette smokers data users demographer Gary Gates discussion section notes Disease Control federal report Female respondents following responses Gay Or Lesbian health care access health care service Health Interview Survey Health Statistics health status health survey health-related behaviors higher percentage Human Male influenza vaccination Kinsey Report lesbian individuals little reliable evidence lower percentage Male respondents medical care mong men National Center NCHS new survey NHIS past research psychological distress researcher Alfred Kinsey sexual orientation sexual orientation-based questions U.S. U.S. adults U.S. Centers U.S. population usual place various health outcomes wide variety civil rights Equality Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:22:03 +0000 ONE Community 5991 at http://www.onecommunity.co Health Survey: About 2 Percent Of Americans Are Gay Or Lesbian ONE Community Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton urges Congressional action to counter Hobby Lobby decision http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/29/phoenix-mayor-greg-stanton-urges-congressional-action-counter-hobby-lobby-decision <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/29/phoenix-mayor-greg-stanton-urges-congressional-action-counter-hobby-lobby-decision" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/phoenix_mayor_greg_stanton_urges_congressional_action_to_counter_hobby_lobby_decision.jpg" alt="Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton urges Congressional action to counter Hobby Lobby decision" title="Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton urges Congressional action to counter Hobby Lobby decision" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Phoenix Mayor&nbsp;Greg Stanton&nbsp;has joined with several other mayors from across the U.S. to urge Congressional leaders to create legislation to counteract the Supreme Court&rsquo;s recent Hobby Lobby decision.</p> <p>In a joint letter to Congress, the mayors call for legislation to safeguard against possible repercussions of the recent Court decision that &ldquo;could undermine basic anti-discrimination laws and protections of individual liberties at the federal, state and local levels.&rdquo;</p> <p>The mayors also warn of some groups that have already begun to use the decision to challenge anti-discrimination laws in employment, housing and public accommodation.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/29/phoenix-mayor-greg-stanton-urges-congressional-action-counter-hobby-lobby-decision" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/29/phoenix-mayor-greg-stanton-urges-congressional-action-counter-hobby-lobby-decision" dc:title="Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton urges Congressional action to counter Hobby Lobby decision" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/5989" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/29/phoenix-mayor-greg-stanton-urges-congressional-action-counter-hobby-lobby-decision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> anti-discrimination laws basic anti-discrimination laws Court s recent Hobby Lobby decision . Mayor Greg Stanton Phoenix Mayor Greg Supreme Court supreme court decision civil rights Equality Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:38:59 +0000 ONE Community 5989 at http://www.onecommunity.co Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton urges Congressional action to counter Hobby Lobby decision ONE Community Billy Bean hired by Major League Baseball as Ambassador For Inclusion, will lead gay inclusion program http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/29/billy-bean-hired-major-league-baseball-ambassador-inclusion-will-lead-gay-inclusion-pro <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/29/billy-bean-hired-major-league-baseball-ambassador-inclusion-will-lead-gay-inclusion-pro" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/billy_bean_hired_by_major_league_baseball_as_ambassador_for_inclusion_will_lead_gay_inclusion_program.jpg" alt="Billy Bean hired by Major League Baseball as Ambassador For Inclusion, will lead gay inclusion program" title="Billy Bean hired by Major League Baseball as Ambassador For Inclusion, will lead gay inclusion program" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ma</p> <p>jor League Baseball has hired openly gay former ballplayer&nbsp;Billy Bean&nbsp;as their new Ambassador For Inclusion. Bean&#39;s job will be to assure all MLB stakeholders of an inclusive and equitable workplace and provide awareness and educational resources that help mandate the&nbsp;league&#39;s workplace code of conduct. Bean will focus not just on sexual orientation, but also intersections of race, gender and other issues of diversity.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/29/billy-bean-hired-major-league-baseball-ambassador-inclusion-will-lead-gay-inclusion-pro" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/29/billy-bean-hired-major-league-baseball-ambassador-inclusion-will-lead-gay-inclusion-pro" dc:title="Billy Bean hired by Major League Baseball as Ambassador For Inclusion, will lead gay inclusion program" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/5988" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/29/billy-bean-hired-major-league-baseball-ambassador-inclusion-will-lead-gay-inclusion-pro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ballplayer Billy Bean Bean Billy Bean Major League Baseball civil rights Entertainment Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:50:49 +0000 ONE Community 5988 at http://www.onecommunity.co Billy Bean hired by Major League Baseball as Ambassador For Inclusion, will lead gay inclusion program ONE Community Amid controversy, White House continues to support ENDA http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/29/amid-controversy-white-house-continues-support-enda <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/29/amid-controversy-white-house-continues-support-enda" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/amid_controversy_white_house_continues_to_support_enda.jpg" alt="Amid controversy, White House continues to support ENDA" title="Amid controversy, White House continues to support ENDA" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Although a number of LGBT groups withdrew their support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act this week over the bill&rsquo;s religious exemption, the White House insists the Obama administration&rsquo;s support hasn&rsquo;t wavered.</p> <p>Under questioning from the Washington Blade on Friday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the administration is aware of concerns over ENDA, but continues to support the bill.</p> <p>&ldquo;I know that advocates have changed their position on this, and we&rsquo;re certainly aware of their changing position, but this administration has not changed ours,&rdquo; Earnest said.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/29/amid-controversy-white-house-continues-support-enda" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/29/amid-controversy-white-house-continues-support-enda" dc:title="Amid controversy, White House continues to support ENDA" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/5987" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/29/amid-controversy-white-house-continues-support-enda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earnest ENDA Josh Earnest religious exemption civil rights Equality Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:47:06 +0000 ONE Community 5987 at http://www.onecommunity.co Amid controversy, White House continues to support ENDA ONE Community Breaking: Major League Baseball To Use All-Star Game To Make Major Pro-LGBT Announcement http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/29/breaking-major-league-baseball-use-all-star-game-make-major-pro-lgbt-announcement <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/29/breaking-major-league-baseball-use-all-star-game-make-major-pro-lgbt-announcement" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/breaking_major_league_baseball_to_use_all-star_game_to_make_major_pro-lgbt_announcement.jpg" alt="Breaking: Major League Baseball To Use All-Star Game To Make Major Pro-LGBT Announcement" title="Breaking: Major League Baseball To Use All-Star Game To Make Major Pro-LGBT Announcement" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Major League Baseball will use Tuesday&#39;s All-Star game to make a major pro-LGBT announcement about homophobia in the sport.&nbsp;</p> <p>Just before Tuesday night&#39;s All-Star game in Minneapolis, Major League Baseball will make a major announcement about homophobia in baseball.&nbsp;</p> <p>Outsports&nbsp;co-founder Cyd Zeigler is reporting that tomorrow&#39;s announcement &quot;will dramatically shift&quot; MLB&#39;s &quot;ability to combat homophobia and help gay players, coaches and staff in the League.&quot;</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/29/breaking-major-league-baseball-use-all-star-game-make-major-pro-lgbt-announcement" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/29/breaking-major-league-baseball-use-all-star-game-make-major-pro-lgbt-announcement" dc:title="Breaking: Major League Baseball To Use All-Star Game To Make Major Pro-LGBT Announcement" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/5986" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/29/breaking-major-league-baseball-use-all-star-game-make-major-pro-lgbt-announcement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> all-star game Announcement Major League commissioner bud selig Major League Baseball major pro-lgbt announcement MLB commissioner Bud civil rights Equality Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:33:06 +0000 ONE Community 5986 at http://www.onecommunity.co Breaking: Major League Baseball To Use All-Star Game To Make Major Pro-LGBT Announcement ONE Community Republican Governors Soften Rhetoric On Gay Marriage http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/29/republican-governors-soften-rhetoric-gay-marriage <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/29/republican-governors-soften-rhetoric-gay-marriage" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/republican_governors_soften_rhetoric_on_gay_marriage.jpg" alt="Republican Governors Soften Rhetoric On Gay Marriage" title="Republican Governors Soften Rhetoric On Gay Marriage" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Deep in the nation&#39;s Bible Belt, new signs emerged this weekend of an evolution among Republican governors on gay marriage, an explosive social issue that has divided America&#39;s families and politics for years.</p> <p>While the Republican Party&#39;s religious conservatives continue to fight against same-sex marriage, its governors appear to be backing off their opposition&mdash; in their rhetoric, at least. For some, the shift may be more a matter of tone than substance as the GOP tries to attract new voters ahead of the midterm elections. Nonetheless, it is dramatic turn for a party that has long been defined by social conservative values.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/29/republican-governors-soften-rhetoric-gay-marriage" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/29/republican-governors-soften-rhetoric-gay-marriage" dc:title="Republican Governors Soften Rhetoric On Gay Marriage" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/5985" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/29/republican-governors-soften-rhetoric-gay-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ambitious Republican governors Gay Marriage Gay Marriage Deep National Governors Association Republican Gov. Chris Republican Gov. Scott republican governors Republican Governors Soften Republican National Committee Republican Party same-sex marriage Supreme Court civil rights Equality Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:31:43 +0000 ONE Community 5985 at http://www.onecommunity.co Republican Governors Soften Rhetoric On Gay Marriage ONE Community Evangelicals Are Changing Their Minds on Gay Marriage http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/29/evangelicals-are-changing-their-minds-gay-marriage <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/29/evangelicals-are-changing-their-minds-gay-marriage" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/evangelicals_are_changing_their_minds_on_gay_marriage.jpg" alt="Evangelicals Are Changing Their Minds on Gay Marriage" title="Evangelicals Are Changing Their Minds on Gay Marriage" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Amy Tincher is an evangelical Christian who plays bass in the band at her suburban Ohio church, where she and her fellow congregants firmly believe the &ldquo;words we adhere to&rdquo; are those in the Bible. But last summer, without telling her husband and two kids exactly what she was doing, she boarded a plane for a conference in Kansas whose purpose many evangelicals would plainly consider heretical.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/29/evangelicals-are-changing-their-minds-gay-marriage" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/29/evangelicals-are-changing-their-minds-gay-marriage" dc:title="Evangelicals Are Changing Their Minds on Gay Marriage" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/5983" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/29/evangelicals-are-changing-their-minds-gay-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Family Association Amy Tincher Bible boot camp endorsinga gay marriage evangelical christians evangelicals Gay Christian Gay Marriage Gay Marriage Amy gay people gay relationships gay unions Matthew Vines pro-gay evangelicals same-sex marriage same-sex relationships civil rights Equality Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:01:46 +0000 ONE Community 5983 at http://www.onecommunity.co Evangelicals Are Changing Their Minds on Gay Marriage ONE Community Utah To Appeal Gay Marriage Ban Ruling With Supreme Court http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/28/utah-appeal-gay-marriage-ban-ruling-supreme-court <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/28/utah-appeal-gay-marriage-ban-ruling-supreme-court" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/utah_to_appeal_gay_marriage_ban_ruling_with_supreme_court.jpg" alt="Utah To Appeal Gay Marriage Ban Ruling With Supreme Court" title="Utah To Appeal Gay Marriage Ban Ruling With Supreme Court" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;Utah is going directly to the nation&#39;s highest court to challenge an appellate ruling that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry, the state attorney general&#39;s office announced Wednesday.</p> <p>If the U.S. Supreme court decides to take the case, it will be the first time the top court considers gay marriage since justices last year struck down part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.</p> <p>&quot;It is a milestone that when the Supreme Court reconvenes in October, there will be at least one (gay marriage) petition pending,&quot; said Jon Davidson, director of Lambda Legal, which pursues litigation on LGBT issues nationwide.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/28/utah-appeal-gay-marriage-ban-ruling-supreme-court" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/28/utah-appeal-gay-marriage-ban-ruling-supreme-court" dc:title="Utah To Appeal Gay Marriage Ban Ruling With Supreme Court" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/5982" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/28/utah-appeal-gay-marriage-ban-ruling-supreme-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gay Marriage gay marriage ban Supreme Court U.S. Supreme Court civil rights Equality Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:08:19 +0000 ONE Community 5982 at http://www.onecommunity.co Utah To Appeal Gay Marriage Ban Ruling With Supreme Court ONE Community Why LGBT Groups Turned on ENDA http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/28/why-lgbt-groups-turned-enda <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/28/why-lgbt-groups-turned-enda" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/why_lgbt_groups_turned_on_enda.jpg" alt="Why LGBT Groups Turned on ENDA" title="Why LGBT Groups Turned on ENDA" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nothing has changed in the language of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, the bill known as ENDA, since it was last amended in November. Yet many of the major groups that have long championed the measure &ndash; which would have prohibited discrimination against gays and lesbians in hiring practices &ndash; announced this week they were withdrawing their support, in part because of shifts in the political debate over religious liberties.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/28/why-lgbt-groups-turned-enda" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/28/why-lgbt-groups-turned-enda" dc:title="Why LGBT Groups Turned on ENDA" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/5981" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/28/why-lgbt-groups-turned-enda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> american civil liberties anti-LGBT discrimination law Civil Rights Act Employment Non-Discrimination Act ENDA ENDA supporter Rep. 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Jeff Merkley specifically religious-based organizations Supreme Court supreme court decision sweeping religious exemption taxpayer funded positions too-broad religious exemption Transgender Law Center U.S. News upcoming executive order Washington Legislative Office civil rights Equality Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:26:11 +0000 ONE Community 5981 at http://www.onecommunity.co Why LGBT Groups Turned on ENDA ONE Community Gay rights groups withdraw support of ENDA after Hobby Lobby decision http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/28/gay-rights-groups-withdraw-support-enda-after-hobby-lobby-decision <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/28/gay-rights-groups-withdraw-support-enda-after-hobby-lobby-decision" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/gay_rights_groups_withdraw_support_of_enda_after_hobby_lobby_decision.jpg" alt="Gay rights groups withdraw support of ENDA after Hobby Lobby decision" title="Gay rights groups withdraw support of ENDA after Hobby Lobby decision" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Several major gay rights groups withdrew support Tuesday for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act that would bolster gay and transgender rights in the workplace, saying they fear that broad religious exemptions included in the current bill might compel private companies to begin citing objections similar to those that prevailed in a U.S. Supreme Court case last week.</p> <p>The gay community is a key constituency and source of campaign donations for Democrats, and calls to rewrite the most significant gay rights legislation considered in recent years is a major setback for the White House, which had used passage of the legislation last fall as a way to draw a contrast with House Republicans, who have refused to vote on the measure.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/28/gay-rights-groups-withdraw-support-enda-after-hobby-lobby-decision" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/28/gay-rights-groups-withdraw-support-enda-after-hobby-lobby-decision" dc:title="Gay rights groups withdraw support of ENDA after Hobby Lobby decision" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/5978" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/28/gay-rights-groups-withdraw-support-enda-after-hobby-lobby-decision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ENDA gay rights gay rights groups Hobby Lobby Hobby Lobby decision Obama reviewing the decision of groups to withdraw support for Senate civil rights Equality Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:27:35 +0000 ONE Community 5978 at http://www.onecommunity.co Gay rights groups withdraw support of ENDA after Hobby Lobby decision ONE Community California Just Got Rid Of Its Last Barrier To Same-Sex Marriage http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/28/california-just-got-rid-its-last-barrier-same-sex-marriage <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/28/california-just-got-rid-its-last-barrier-same-sex-marriage" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/california_just_got_rid_of_its_last_barrier_to_same-sex_marriage.jpg" alt="California Just Got Rid Of Its Last Barrier To Same-Sex Marriage" title="California Just Got Rid Of Its Last Barrier To Same-Sex Marriage" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>California&rsquo;s same-sex couples may now be pronounced spouse and spouse after Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill Monday eliminating outdated &ldquo;husband and wife&rdquo; references from state laws.</p> <p>Senate Bill 1306&nbsp;was introduced by state Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) to eliminate confusion and correct discriminatory phrasing in the California Constitution that contradicts state law. While the adjustment has no effect on the legality of same-sex marriage in California, it&rsquo;s an important capstone for couples who&rsquo;ve watched their state rise, fall and rise again as a champion of marriage equality before ultimately declaring&nbsp;Prop 8&rsquo;s gay marriage ban&nbsp;unconstitutional in 2013.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/28/california-just-got-rid-its-last-barrier-same-sex-marriage" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/28/california-just-got-rid-its-last-barrier-same-sex-marriage" dc:title="California Just Got Rid Of Its Last Barrier To Same-Sex Marriage" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/5976" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/28/california-just-got-rid-its-last-barrier-same-sex-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> California California Constitution California Just Got correct discriminatory phrasing director-elect Rick Zbur Equality California executive gay marriage ban Gov. 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Mark Leno state law state laws state rise unmarried man unmarried people unmarried woman civil rights Equality Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:13:16 +0000 ONE Community 5976 at http://www.onecommunity.co California Just Got Rid Of Its Last Barrier To Same-Sex Marriage ONE Community Gay rights group withdraws support for ENDA in light of Hobby Lobby ruling http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/28/gay-rights-group-withdraws-support-enda-light-hobby-lobby-ruling <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/28/gay-rights-group-withdraws-support-enda-light-hobby-lobby-ruling" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/gay_rights_group_withdraws_support_for_enda_in_light_of_hobby_lobby_ruling.jpg" alt="Gay rights group withdraws support for ENDA in light of Hobby Lobby ruling" title="Gay rights group withdraws support for ENDA in light of Hobby Lobby ruling" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The U.S. Supreme Court&rsquo;s Hobby Lobby ruling prompted a gay rights group to withdraw its support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would prohibit workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.</p> <p>Religious organizations and businesses with fewer than 15 employees are exempt from ENDA, which&nbsp;passed the Senate&nbsp;last year but has gone nowhere in the House.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/28/gay-rights-group-withdraws-support-enda-light-hobby-lobby-ruling" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/28/gay-rights-group-withdraws-support-enda-light-hobby-lobby-ruling" dc:title="Gay rights group withdraws support for ENDA in light of Hobby Lobby ruling" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/5975" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/28/gay-rights-group-withdraws-support-enda-light-hobby-lobby-ruling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ENDA Force Action Fund gay rights gay rights advocates gay rights group Hobby Lobby Hobby Lobby decision Hobby Lobby ruling lesbian task force religious exemption religious exemption group Supreme Court Task Force Action too-broad religious exemption U.S. Supreme Court civil rights Equality Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:08:31 +0000 ONE Community 5975 at http://www.onecommunity.co Gay rights group withdraws support for ENDA in light of Hobby Lobby ruling ONE Community What the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Decision Means for LGBT People http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/28/what-the-supreme-court%E2%80%99s-hobby-lobby-decision-means-lgbt-people <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/28/what-the-supreme-court%E2%80%99s-hobby-lobby-decision-means-lgbt-people" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/what_the_supreme_courts_hobby_lobby_decision_means_for_lgbt_people.jpg" alt="What the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Decision Means for LGBT People" title="What the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Decision Means for LGBT People" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>PART I&mdash;Has the Court turned the clock back half a century?&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Fifty years ago, the Supreme Court upheld the right of individuals to access birth control despite the opposition of some religious sects. Since then, mainstream attitudes have changed. But fundamentalist religious views about reproductive health and sexuality still influence our politics and law.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/28/what-the-supreme-court%E2%80%99s-hobby-lobby-decision-means-lgbt-people" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/28/what-the-supreme-court%E2%80%99s-hobby-lobby-decision-means-lgbt-people" dc:title="What the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Decision Means for LGBT People" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/5974" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/28/what-the-supreme-court%E2%80%99s-hobby-lobby-decision-means-lgbt-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> birth control Court Hobby Lobby Hobby Lobby decision Justice Alito Justice Kennedy Justices Ginsburg LGBT people Supreme Court civil rights Tue, 08 Jul 2014 23:21:41 +0000 ONE Community 5974 at http://www.onecommunity.co What the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Decision Means for LGBT People ONE Community United Nations To Expand LGBT Marriage Benefits http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/28/united-nations-expand-lgbt-marriage-benefits <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/28/united-nations-expand-lgbt-marriage-benefits" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/united_nations_to_expand_lgbt_marriage_benefits.jpg" alt="United Nations To Expand LGBT Marriage Benefits" title="United Nations To Expand LGBT Marriage Benefits" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The United Nations Secretariat will now provide full benefits to employees in same-sex unions, regardless of whether their home country recognizes marriage equality.</p> <p>&quot;Human rights are at the core of the mission of the United Nations,&quot; U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday when announcing the policy. &quot;I am proud to stand for greater equality for all staff, and I call on all members of our UN family to unite in rejecting homophobia as discrimination that can never be tolerated at our workplace.&quot;</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/28/united-nations-expand-lgbt-marriage-benefits" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/28/united-nations-expand-lgbt-marriage-benefits" dc:title="United Nations To Expand LGBT Marriage Benefits" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/5970" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/28/united-nations-expand-lgbt-marriage-benefits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> affidavit policy bisexual transgender blog post disability benefits fairest policy gay employees General Ban Ki-moon general service greater equality home countries home country huge victory human rights human rights commission independent U.N. pension International Gay international staff intersex U.N. employees legal unions LGBT colleagues LGBT Marriage Benefits LGBT staff members Marriage Equality new change newly adopted policy President Hyung Hak relationship status same-sex unions U.N. organizations U.N. Secretariat UNITED NATIONS United Nations Secretariat United States World Food Program civil rights Equality Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:25:15 +0000 ONE Community 5970 at http://www.onecommunity.co United Nations To Expand LGBT Marriage Benefits ONE Community Bias against gays: It's bad for business — and us all http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/28/bias-against-gays-its-bad-business-%E2%80%94-and-us-all <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/28/bias-against-gays-its-bad-business-%E2%80%94-and-us-all" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/bias_against_gays_it039s_bad_for_business_-_and_us_all.jpg" alt="Bias against gays: It&amp;#039;s bad for business — and us all" title="Bias against gays: It&#039;s bad for business — and us all" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>July Fourth is more than just a holiday. It&#39;s a statement about the values we hold as Arizonans and Westerners, the freedom to make our own choices, live our own live and look forward to a better Arizona.</p> <p>More than 70 percent of Arizonans believe there is equality in places of employment for all in our state. Unfortunately, this is not the reality. Today, in Arizona, you can still be fired for who you are and who you may love.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/28/bias-against-gays-its-bad-business-%E2%80%94-and-us-all" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/28/bias-against-gays-its-bad-business-%E2%80%94-and-us-all" dc:title="Bias against gays: It&#039;s bad for business — and us all" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/5968" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/28/bias-against-gays-its-bad-business-%E2%80%94-and-us-all" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arizona business Human Rights Campaign lgbt community Unity Pledge civil rights Equality Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:53:29 +0000 ONE Community 5968 at http://www.onecommunity.co Bias against gays: It's bad for business — and us all ONE Community