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President Clinton used a recess appointment to make him ambassador to Luxembourg after anti-LGBTQ resistance in the U.S. Senate; Hormel was a significant contributor to Victory Institute’s public leadership work.

 

  

James Hormel, a renowned philanthropist and the first openly LGBTQ person to represent the United States as an ambassador, passed away peacefully in San Francisco Friday morning. He was 88.

 

 

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HHS Office for Civil Rights to Enforce Prohibitions on Sex Discrimination in Line with Supreme Court Decision

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Health and Human Services has announced that the Office for Civil Rights will interpret and enforce Section 1557 and Title IX’s prohibitions on discrimination based on sex to include: (1) discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation; and (2) discrimination on the basis of gender identity.  Section 1557 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in covered health programs or activities.  The update was made in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Bostock v. Clayton County and subsequent court decisions.

 

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SALT LAKE CITY - On Thursday, May 6, the Utah Supreme Court ruled today In Re Gray and Rice (20170046) 2021 UT 13, and confirmed the right of transgender Utahns to change the name and gender marker on their birth certificates.  Attorneys Chris Wharton, Kyler O'Brien, and Beth Jennings (Wharton O'Brien) Troy Booher and Beth Kennedy (Zimmerman Booher) will joint plaintiffs Angie Rice (she/her) and Sean Childers-Gray (he/him) in a press conference outside the Matheson Court House today at 11am to discuss the impact of the ruling. 

 

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