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Infographic: Money Pit Politics: Spending to Defend the Indefensible

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.

By Andrew Cray and Crosby Burns | Friday, January 25, 2013

5 Ways the Defense of Marriage Act Harms Same-Sex Couples and Their Children

Gay couple and their childrenThis unconstitutional law threatens the health, well-being, and economic livelihood of families headed by same-sex couples.

By Katie Miller and Crosby Burns | Friday, November 30, 2012

Caught in the Budget Battle

The Capitol Building book_alt2 icon Report With the current fiscal showdown and sequestration looming, gay and transgender Americans may be caught in the middle of budget cuts and tax hikes unless we work together to minimize the harm to this group of Americans.

By Andrew Cray, Crosby Burns, and Erin Fitzgerald | Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Same-Sex Couples and the Supreme Court: What to Expect in the Coming Weeks

U.S. Supreme Court buildingThe Court’s potential decision to review the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8 will impact thousands of same-sex couples nationwide.

By Crosby Burns and Andrew Blotky | Thursday, November 15, 2012

Why Gay and Transgender Workers and Families Need Paid Sick Days

Women for Paid Sick Days rally article icon Issue Brief For millions of workers, including many gay and transgender workers, the lack of paid sick days threatens their health, the health of their families, and their ability to earn a living.

By Kellan Baker and Crosby Burns | Monday, November 5, 2012

Latino Support for Equality Goes Far Beyond Marriage

President Obama and Robin Roberts talk about marriage equalityBy near-universal margins, Latinos support laws and policies that level the playing field for gay Americans in all areas of life, not just marriage.

By Crosby Burns | Monday, October 22, 2012

Infographic: Gay and Transgender Workers Lack Comprehensive Workplace Protections

bars icon Charts Congress must pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to ensure all workers have comprehensive protections from discrimination.

By Crosby Burns and Liz Neemann | Thursday, October 18, 2012

‘Religious Liberty’ Does Not Give People a License to Discriminate

Carri Jo Anderson holds a bucket of Kuntucky Fried Chicken and a gay pride sign as she joins the protest in front of a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Pompano Beach, Fla.Claims of threats to “religious liberty” are all too often not about the free exercise of religion but instead about discriminating against gay Americans.

By Crosby Burns | Monday, October 15, 2012

Twin Freedoms

Catholic support of gay marriage holds sign saying so book_alt2 icon Report The freedoms to worship and to marry are both important American values, and they are wholly compatible with one another.

By Crosby Burns and Jeff Krehely | Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell—1 Year Later

DADT streamers article icon Issue Brief Our country is better off today than it was when the ban on openly gay service continued to exist, but our military leaders should work to ensure that U.S. service members, regardless of their sexual orientation, receive the support they deserve.

By Crosby Burns and Alex Rothman | Thursday, September 20, 2012

More Companies Recognize the Benefits of Workplace Equality

WorkplaceNew data reveal that more and more employers are offering equal health benefits for same-sex partners and spouses.

By Crosby Burns | Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Gay and Transgender Discrimination in the Public Sector

Ohio state capital book_alt2 icon Report Crosby Burns, Kate Childs Graham, and Sam Menefee-Libey examine LGBT discrimination in the public sector and offer commonsense solutions to fairness for all workers.

By Crosby Burns, Kate Childs Graham, and Sam Menefee-Libey | Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Top 10 Economic Facts of Diversity in the Workplace

Sophia Kerby and Crosby Burns explain why a diverse workforce is necessary to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse marketplace.

By Sophia Kerby and Crosby Burns | Thursday, July 12, 2012

The State of Diversity in Today’s Workforce

article icon Issue Brief Crosby Burns, Kimberly Barton, and Sophia Kerby examine the state and strength of diversity in the U.S. workforce, specifically the number and proportion of people of color, women, gay and transgender individuals, and people with disabilities in the workforce today.

By Crosby Burns, Kimberly Barton, and Sophia Kerby | Thursday, July 12, 2012

Marriage Equality Now a Mainstream Value

Crosby Burns and Ben Harris analyze recent polls that show that the majority of Americans support marriage equality.

By Crosby Burns and Ben Harris | Tuesday, July 10, 2012