The Atlas Project political team combs through the news every day to bring the latest relevant headlines to progressive activists in the field. Now, we bring you five of the most absurd stories of the week.
June 26, 2013, marked an important day for the LGBTQ community. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned the Defense of Marriage Act and effectively struck down California’s Proposition 8. But while the LGBTQ community continues to make progress toward marriage equality, the transgender community continues to face adversity. As of July 2013, only 17 states and the District of Columbia have laws that prohibit employment discrimination based on both sexual orientation and gender identity.