Posts Tagged ‘D.C. Human Rights Act’

D.C.-Area Hospitals Fail HRC’s LGBT Healthcare Ratings

The Human Rights Campaign has released its 2010 Healthcare Equality Index, which rates healthcare providers on their policies toward the LGBT community. The HRC's press release was not impressed. It kicks off: "new healthcare equality analysis from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation found that no healthcare facilities in the Washington, D.C., metro area [...]

D.C. Marriage Bill’s Religious Exemption Finalized

Yesterday, the The D.C. Council Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary performed a final mark-up on the language of the D.C. marriage bill, voting 4-to-1 to send the bill to a full council vote. The vote will likely take place early next month. Yay!
In committee, the bill's religious exemptions were finalized to ensure that [...]

Maryland May Join in Protections of Transgender Citizens

Today, testimony was to be heard by the Maryland Senate "on a measure that would prohibit discrimination against transgender people." The proposition, Bill 566, would prohibit discrimination "based on gender identity with regard to public accommodations, housing, and employment."
If passed, Maryland would join thirteen other states and the District of Columbia in protecting transgender citizens. [...]