Topics :: federal GLBT protections

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Fifty Years After the Civil Rights Act, Should Gays be Included?

By Christiana Lilly | Saturday Jul 5, 2014
A group of gay rights, religious, community and political organizations want "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to be included in the list of groups that are protected from discrimination.

Obama’s Flurry of LGBT Rights Protections

By Justin Snow | Saturday Jun 28, 2014
If there were any lingering doubts over President Barack Obama’s legacy on LGBT rights, the nation’s first African-American president appeared to wipe them away last week.

Feds Recognize Same-Sex Couples in Utah

By Pete Yost | Friday Jan 10, 2014
Attorney General Eric Holder is recognizing the marriages of more than 1,000 same-sex couples in Utah that took place before the Supreme Court put those unions on hold.

"Same-Sex Legal Kit for Dummies" Now Available

Sunday Nov 18, 2012
"The Same-Sex Legal Kit for Dummies" is the first Dummies reference guide to comprehensively address the legal issues facing the LGBT Community, including estate planning, marriage equality, adoption, surrogacy, artificial insemination, immigration, hous

Bill Would Benefit Same-Sex Partners of US Workers

Thursday May 17, 2012
A Senate committee has approved legislation to give benefits to same-sex partners of federal workers.

Transgender Women and Their Allies Speak on Mother’s Day

Sunday May 8, 2011
The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) announced the release of three new videos as part of their multi-media public education campaign entitled I AM: Trans People Speak.

Obama’s Gay-Rights Record: Patience Vs. Protest

By Scott Stiffler | Monday Nov 16, 2009
Barack Obama, 10 months into his administration, has delivered on some promises to the gay community, but not on others. So should we continue to be patiently prodding him? Or is it time to raise the rhetoric?

Court Tosses Suit by Lesbian Allegedly Denied Visitation with Her Dying Partner

By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Sep 30, 2009
A federal lawsuit in the case of a lesbian denied visitation to her dying partner of 17 years was tossed out on Sept. 29.

NY Man Gets 25 Years for Transgender Slaying

By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Aug 18, 2009
The sentencing of convicted killer Dwight DeLee, of upstate New York, saw DeLee receive the maximum legal punishment in the hate crime slaying of a transgender victim.
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