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2 Victories for Marriage Equality at the Supreme Court

Supreme CourtThe Supreme Court stripped private parties of the ability to appeal a decision striking Proposition 8. The court also held that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, representing a huge victory for same-sex couples and equal justice under the law.

By Andrew Cray and Crosby Burns | Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Marriage Equality and the Supreme Court

article icon Issue Brief The Supreme Court’s rulings on two marriage equality cases have widespread implications for the future of LGBT rights.

By Crosby Burns and Joshua Field | Monday, June 10, 2013

FAFSA Modernizes to Recognize LGBT Families

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.

By Crosby Burns and David A. Bergeron | Monday, May 6, 2013

10 Things to Know About the Employment Non-Discrimination Act

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.

By Winnie Stachelberg and Crosby Burns | Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Video: LGBT and Undocumented

play_alt icon Video There are more than a quarter million immigrants in the United States today that are both LGBT and undocumented. These are some of their stories.

By Andrew Satter, Lauren Santa Cruz, Ann Garcia, and Crosby Burns | Tuesday, April 2, 2013

For Gay Workers, Job Security Supersedes Pay Equity

Extraordinarily high rates of employment discrimination based on their sexual orientation and gender identity could also factor into the wage gap for LGBT employees.

By Crosby Burns | Sunday, March 31, 2013

Infographic: Marriage Equality Is Now a Mainstream Value (2013 Update)

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.

By Crosby Burns and Christopher Frost | Thursday, March 21, 2013

INFOGRÁFICA: LGBT indocumentados: Datos y números

By Crosby Burns and Ann Garcia | Friday, March 8, 2013

Living in Dual Shadows

Dual shadows book_alt2 icon 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.

By Crosby Burns, Ann Garcia, and Philip E. Wolgin | Friday, March 8, 2013

Infographic: The LGBT Undocumented: By the Numbers

Of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States today, hundreds of thousands identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT.

By Crosby Burns and Ann Garcia | Friday, March 8, 2013

6 Ways Sequestration Will Harm Gay and Transgender Americans

John BoehnerSequestration would cut funding for several federal programs that are crucial to the health, wellness, and livelihood of gay and transgender Americans and their families.

By Christopher Frost, Crosby Burns, and Katie Miller | Thursday, February 28, 2013

An Executive Order to Prevent Discrimination Against LGBT Workers

Workplace article icon Issue Brief President Obama should take action to prohibit federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT workers.

By Lee Badgett, Crosby Burns, Nan D. Hunter, Jeff Krehely, Christy Mallory, and Brad Sears | Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Infographic: Americans Agree: DOMA Is Discrimination

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.

By Crosby Burns and Carisa Cunningham | Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Despite 20 Years of Progress, Family and Medical Leave Act Fails to Protect Gay and Transgender Families

Family and Medical Leave ActThe 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.

By Crosby Burns and Kellan Baker | Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Top 5 Ways the Obama Administration Has Helped Gay and Transgender Immigrants

Detention of immigrantsPresident 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.

By Crosby Burns | Thursday, January 31, 2013