LGBTQ

October 6, 2017

Filling in the gaps in the coverage of Sessions’ gender identity policy

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions wrote in a memo that the Civil Rights Act of 1964’s Title VII clause, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, “encompasses discrimination between men and women but does not encompass discrimination based on gender identity per se, including transgender status.” The Department of Justice (DOJ) memo, delivered to […]

June 30, 2017

Germany’s same-sex marriage vote: Details the media is missing

Germany’s Parliament, or Bundestag, voted Friday to allow same-sex couples to marry and jointly adopt children. In the snap election, members of Parliament voted 393-226 for legalizing “marriage for everybody,” with four abstentions. Since 2001, same-sex couples in the country could legally enter a civil partnership without full marital rights, including the right to jointly […]

May 29, 2017

Macron and Putin meet at the Palace of Versailles

On Monday French President Emmanuel Macron hosted Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Palace of Versailles, coinciding with the 300th anniversary of Russian Tsar Peter the Great’s visit. It was Putin and Macron’s first meeting since Macron won the French presidential election on May 7. During the meeting, the two men discussed topics such as […]