The Infinity Project was started to create an infinite spectrum of social change for an inclusive future. Each season, our project identifies seven world pressing challenges from the 17 SDGs goals such as inequality, climate change, gender equality, challenges from the marginalised communities and more which are represented through an infinite series of events and programs.

The challenges are illustrated as the seven colors of the infinite spectrum where we build a great venue for social dialogue & exchange, identify complex challenges, solve unchallenged solutions and lastly, bring a difference by creating a legacy where we can be the next generations of leaders for change.

EVENTS

The Infinity Workshop

Virtual interactive and immersive workshops

Infinite Space

Virtual discussion forum

Infinite Conversations

A collaborative dialogue

Infinite Des Lumières

Networking Sessions

The Infinite Musings

1:1 conversations with change makers

Human Library

Borrow a person instead of a book

The Infinity Collaboration

Hosting high social impact collaborative events with organisations and individuals

Season ∞ Infinite

Amplifying the voices of the LGBTQ+ community.

Infinite Conversations

Season One

Stay tuned for future events happening soon on Feminist Pen!

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LGBTQ+ Rights & Information Guide

Welcome readers, this is your own guide to provide information that will assist you in the LGBTQ issues which will relate to the legal rights.

The topics which are covered under this roof are same-sex marriage, equal rights, employment discrimination and more.

This guide is just a place to help you over so, if there is any specific topic or any angle which is not addressed here, do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Keywords:
– Same sex marriage
– Gay marriage
– Equality
– Gender discrimination

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Case Laws

Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia

Holding: An employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 6-3, in an opinion by Justice Gorsuch on June 15, 2020. Justice Alito filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Thomas joined. Justice Kavanaugh filed a dissenting opinion.

Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

Heard by Supreme Court of the United States, case considers whether cakeshop could refuse to make a wedding cake for a gay couple based upon free speech and free exercise of religion.

Hollingsworth v. Perry (2013)

A same-sex couple challenged Proposition 8 in California after being denied the right to marry.

Varnum v. Brien (2009)

Six same-sex couples filed a lawsuit in Iowa after they were denied marriage licenses because the Iowa legislature defined marriage as union between a man and a woman.

Goodridge v. Department of Public Health (2003)

Seven same-sex couples filed suit after being denied marriage licenses because obtaining a marriage license is a necessary prerequisite to civil marriage in Massachusetts, denying marriage licenses to the plaintiffs was tantamount to denying them access to civil marriage itself, with its appurtenant social and legal protections, benefits, and obligations.

Bowers v. Hardwick (1986)

After being charged with violating the Georgia statute criminalizing sodomy by committing that act with another adult male in the bedroom of his home, respondent Hardwick (respondent) brought suit in Federal District Court, challenging the constitutionality of the statute insofar as it criminalized consensual sodomy. The court granted the defendants’ motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim. The Court of Appeals reversed and remanded, holding that the Georgia statute violated respondent’s fundamental rights.

Loving v. Virginia (1967)

Virginia’s statutory scheme to prevent marriages between persons solely on the basis of racial classifications held to violate the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment.

One, Inc. v. Olesen (1958)

One of the first Supreme Court cases to consider LGBTQ rights concerned freedom of speech.

Baker V. Nelson (1972)

The Supreme Court considered the issue of marriage equality for the first time in 1972.

Obergefell v. Hodges (2015)

Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex? 2) Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a state to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-state?

United States v. Windsor (2013)

Windsor was denied the federal tax exemption for spouses under section 3 of DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) after her partner whom she married lawfully in Canada passed away and left her entire estate to Windsor.

Hernandez v. Robles (2006)

Same-sex couples brought action against administrator of New York City Marriage License Bureau, challenging constitutionality of Domestic Relations Law (DRL) provisions that did not permit same-sex marriage.

Lawrence v. Texas (2003)

Sodomy laws were challenged and struck down in Texas after two men were arrested when police entered a private residence and found them engaged in a private, consensual act.

Romer v. Evans (1996)

After various Colorado municipalities passed ordinances banning discrimination based on sexual orientation in housing, employment, education, public accommodations, health and welfare services, and other transactions and activities, Colorado voters adopted by statewide referendum “Amendment 2” to the State Constitution, which precludes all legislative, executive, or judicial action at any level of state or local government designed to protect the status of persons based on their “homosexual, lesbian or bisexual orientation, conduct, practices or relationships.”

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