The Free Application for Federal Student Aid will soon begin collecting information about applicants who have same-sex parents, giving them equal access to college financial aid.
This week a bipartisan group of senators and representatives are introducing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would finally make it illegal in all 50 states to discriminate against LGBT workers.
Extraordinarily high rates of employment discrimination based on their sexual orientation and gender identity could also factor into the wage gap for LGBT employees.
Recent polls confirm that an increasing majority of Americans support the freedom to marry and believe that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marriage.
Report Because LGBT undocumented people find themselves at the intersection of two already marginalized groups—the LGBT population and the undocumented population—they are among society’s most vulnerable individuals.
Of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States today, hundreds of thousands identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT.
Sequestration would cut funding for several federal programs that are crucial to the health, wellness, and livelihood of gay and transgender Americans and their families.
Issue Brief President Obama should take action to prohibit federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT workers.
A recent Center for American Progress and Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders poll shows that, more than ever, Americans agree: The Defense of Marriage Act has to go.
The Family and Medical Leave Act exists to protect workers from having to choose between caring for a loved one and keeping a job. But under current federal law, the act fails to provide sufficient protections for gay and transgender workers and their families.
President Obama’s administrative actions have significantly improved the lives of gay and transgender immigrants—including the lives of those hundreds of thousands who remain undocumented. To fully level the playing field, Congress must now pass immigration reform that creates a road map to citizenship for our nation’s undocumented immigrants.
Instead of House Republicans spending $3 million defending the Defense of Marriage Act, there are a number of better areas in which the money could be spent.
This unconstitutional law threatens the health, well-being, and economic livelihood of families headed by same-sex couples.