Celebrating Human Rights Day calls for Complaint

In congratulating Bhutan’s Parliament for decriminalizing SOGI today, we call on all Nations who house draconian Colonial laws to do the same… The Universal Declaration of Human Rights The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), a milestone document in the history of human rights, drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions … More Celebrating Human Rights Day calls for Complaint

Local Marin Leaders Mobilizing Against Cruel Immigration Changes

Homeland Security proposal would penalize those receiving public benefits Marin County, CA – Local community leaders are mobilizing in response to a new proposal from the Trump Administration that would penalize certain immigrants seeking to change their legal status if they receive public benefits or are deemed likely to become a “public charge” in the … More Local Marin Leaders Mobilizing Against Cruel Immigration Changes

High Numbers of LGBT Teens will receive Conversion Therapy

More than 20,000 LGBT teens to receive conversion therapy Practice used to change sexual orientation and gender identity has been criticized by health organizations as harmful LOS ANGELES – An estimated 20,000 LGBT youth ages 13 to 17 will undergo conversion therapy from a licensed health care professional before the age of 18, according to a … More High Numbers of LGBT Teens will receive Conversion Therapy

TLDEF Files Brief in Mother’s Lawsuit Against Employer Denying Son Transition Related Health Care

New York, NY—Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) has filed a friend of the court brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in support of a Minnesota mother fighting for health coverage for her teenage transgender son. Brittany Tovar sued her employer (Essentia Health) and her health plan administrator … More TLDEF Files Brief in Mother’s Lawsuit Against Employer Denying Son Transition Related Health Care

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund Applauds New Health Care Regulations and Schools Directive

Obama Administration extends nondiscrimination protections to transgender individuals seeking health care and directs schools to allow transgender students to use appropriate bathrooms. New York, NY – The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) applauds the new regulations prohibiting health care discrimination against transgender people across the United States. Adopted today by the U.S. Department … More Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund Applauds New Health Care Regulations and Schools Directive

Scotus Obama Health Care Victory

Justices say health care law’s key provision requiring Americans to have insurance passes constitutional test. By Melanie Nathan, June 28, 2012. In a 5-4 decision on Thursday, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the individual mandate in President Barack Obama’s health care law is constitutional.  The mandate required individuals to purchase health … More Scotus Obama Health Care Victory

The Lady in the Wheelchair and the Apartheid for Gay America

Today on TV (highlighted by Keith Olberman) I saw a woman who was seriously disabled, trying to express her needs regarding health care reform at a town hall meeting. She was heckled and treated in the most disgusting fashion, by her fellow Americans. For some reason it served as a metaphor for my article today; … More The Lady in the Wheelchair and the Apartheid for Gay America

Senator Ted Kennedy Passed away today. I am so sad.

Senator ted Kennedy, Democratic and American Hero passed away today. He will be remembered and sorely missed. May G-d bless his family, his friends and colleagues and all his constituents.  A great man has left our world.     For me its hard to imagine; this day that we mourn the passing of one of … More Senator Ted Kennedy Passed away today. I am so sad.

Oblogdee’s re-blog du Jour

  Thursday night, Clinton was in Pittsburgh delivering the opening keynote address at Netroots Nation 2009, and defending President Obama and the Democratic health care initiatives against “crazy’’ accusations by right wingers… when former Human Rights Campaign staffer and ‘News For the Left’ ninja blogger Lane Hudson “ambushed him,” asking ol’ 0042 if he would … More Oblogdee’s re-blog du Jour

Ghastly Grassley Town Hall meets with the Dumber than JOE the Plumber

This guy is nuts to think that smart people like me will be duped into believing there is any validity to statements such as this. If he was smart enough to land a seat in the Senate, I bet he does not even believe this crap himself. However he is one of many who simply … More Ghastly Grassley Town Hall meets with the Dumber than JOE the Plumber

Why Healthcare has Impacted Uniting American Families Act… because it has in essence halted Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Not unpredictable – says Melanie Nathan, author of this post!     Press Conference – Mexico- Today President Obama confirmed some of my fears in so far as they relate to Uniting American Families Act – UAFA and comprehensive immigration reform (CIR).   “I’ve got a lot on my plate and it’s very important for us … More Why Healthcare has Impacted Uniting American Families Act… because it has in essence halted Comprehensive Immigration Reform

A New American Sport – “KILL-THE-BILL”

A New American Sport – “Kill The Bill.”   A cross between Quidditch ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quidditch) and Rugby, a new and most perilous sport has emerged out of the  Bill debate for Healthcare reform.  Current Champ  is  “Just a Mom” – This is how it works – and truly– if you play -you risk not only your … More A New American Sport – “KILL-THE-BILL”