A reported produced by the Global Citizenship Commission, chaired by former British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown. The report examines how the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) can be updated and implemented in the 21st Century. The report findings were presented to Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, on 18 April 2016.
Summary of the report from the Williams Institute: A new report by Williams Institute researchers estimates the number of transgender people ages 13 and older in states where bills have been introduced that would negatively impact transgender people. These bills would:
Extract on the report taken from the website of the Williams Institute: Lesbian gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people file public accommodations discrimination complaints based on sexual orientation and gender identity as frequently as people of colour and women file complaints based on race and sex. This study examines complaints filed with state enforcement agencies based on sexual orientation or gender identity, race, and sex and adjusted them by the number of adults most likely to experience each type of discrimination – LGBT people, people of colour, and women. Data on discriminat
Abstract from the article: What are the effects of judicial action and policy implementation on attitude change? The previous literature indicates that attitudes may change, but there is some debate about its direction...In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court made historic decisions on same-sex marriage, and residents in some states had same-sex marriage legalized. Given this variation, we decompose the multiple pathways attitudes change among residents in different policy contexts over time.
From the abstract:
The Obergefell v Hodges case concerned two men whose same-sex partners had died and fourteen same-sex couples who all brought cases in their respective District Courts challenging either the denial of their right to marry or the right to have their marriage performed elsewhere recognised in their own state.
Judgement from the Supreme Court of the United States on a case involving the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Petitioner representation of Samantha Elauf v Abercrombie and Fitch. Elauf a practicing Muslim wears a headscarf following her religious belief. She applied for a job at a clothing store, Abercrombie and Fitch, and was invited for an interview. During the interview neither Elauf nor the interviewer mentioned the headscarf, and Elauf was rated well for her skills.