Japan has officially recognised a same-sex couple as foster parents, marking a first for the country and signalling a growing recognition of LGBTQ rights in Japan.
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De Blasio set a timeline of 10 years to reduce the overall jail population in the city, which he said would allow for a “complete departure of all inmates from Rikers Island.”
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says his city filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over its move to pull federal funds over immigration law enforcement.
A Montana legislative panel has rejected a bill that called for a statewide vote on whether to bar transgender people from using bathrooms and locker rooms that don’t match their gender at birth.
The Bay Area city won’t do business with government contractors that work on Donald Trump’s pet project.
The decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District could have far-reaching implications for the 6.5 million students with disabilities in the United States.
The biggest drop — 29 percent — is for deaths from sudden infant death syndrome, also known as SIDS, the team at the National Center for Health Statistics found.
On Thursday, the Greater Seattle Business Association is hosting its first ever LGBT economic summit, bringing together LGBT business leaders and allies from five different states and Canada too. Twelve different LGBT chapters will be represented from California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, and Hawaii.
Police in Chesapeake, Suffolk, Norfolk, Hampton, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach had already created the position. Local law enforcement agencies are taking proactive steps to foster a relationship with the LGBT community and establish an ongoing dialogue to better serve the community.
India passed a law to more than double its paid maternity leave, adding 14 weeks to the 12 already guaranteed by the government, reports the BBC.