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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 »
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.
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.
A federal judge in Connecticut has denied a request from House Republicans to halt proceedings in a case challenging the Defense of Marriage Act.
A three-judge panel of the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals says the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.
Two LGBT advocacy groups are joining forces to combat the federal Defense of Marriage Act and its effect on gay military families.
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.
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.
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.
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.