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HRC Report Examines LGBT Equality in US Cities

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The Human Rights Campaign released the first-ever nationwide evaluation of LGBT inclusivity in municipal laws and policies. Read the rest of this entry »

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November 28, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Study: ‘Out’ Gay Military Service Works Just Fine

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The first academic study to examine the effects of lifting the ban on openly gay military service finds that the new inclusive policy has had NO negative impact on unit cohesion or troop morale, among other areas.

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September 10, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Lamba Legal Launches Survey on LGBT/HIV Experience with Cops

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The LGBT advocacy group Lambda Legal launched a nationwide survey on Monday that aims to examine the experiences that LGBT people and HIV positive people have had with law enforcement.

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Written by OutQ News staff

August 3, 2012 at 3:45 PM

CT Judge Refuses BLAG’s Plea to Pause DOMA Lawsuit

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A federal judge in Connecticut has denied a request from House Republicans to halt proceedings in a case challenging the Defense of Marriage Act.

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U.S. Appeals Court in MA rules DOMA unconstitutional

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A three-judge panel of the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals says the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.

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SLDN, Freedom to Marry Join Forces in New Campaign

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Two LGBT advocacy groups are joining forces to combat the federal Defense of Marriage Act and its effect on gay military families.

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EEOC Rules Anti-Trans Workplace Bias Violates Civil Rights Act

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In what advocates are calling a “game-changing decision,” a federal law enforcement agency has ruled that the nation’s sex discrimination law protects transgender employees from workplace bias.

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GetEQUAL to Protest Obama Re-election Offices Over Exec Order

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Gay rights advocates say they’re “upping the ante” to get President Obama to reconsider his decision NOT to sign an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT workers.

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Air Force Staff Sergeant Reinstated Post-DADT Repeal

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An LGBT military advocacy group has announced that one of its clients will become the SECOND servicemember reinstated to active duty since the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’ That means he’ll return to the exact same position he had BEFORE his dismissal, as if his career was never interrupted.

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Former Army Lt. Dan Choi to Represent Himself at Trial

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Former Army Lieutenant Dan Choi says he is now representing himself in the court case resulting from his arrest during a White House demonstration two years ago against the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy.

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