By striking down key sections of the Defense of Marriage Act, the Supreme Court has removed a number of discriminatory obstacles once blocking full and equal access to a variety of federal benefits critically important to older gay and lesbian couples. But much more remains to be done, particularly on the state level.
Using funds appropriated for congressional operations to fight court battles on behalf of the Defense of Marriage Act turned out to be a bad deal for taxpayers and DOMA supporters alike.
The “After DOMA: What It Means for You” LGBT Organizations Fact Sheet Series details many of the ways federal agencies accord legal respect to married same-sex couples.
The Supreme Court repealing Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act will help LGBT immigrants married to American citizens and lawful permanent residents, but more must be done for our immigrant community.
The 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.
Comprehensive sex education is critical to young people’s sexual health and benefits all students, including LGBT youth.
While the Senate’s immigration-reform bill does not include protections for same-sex immigrant couples, it creates a road map to citizenship and a range of key protections for LGBT undocumented immigrants.
Issue Brief The Supreme Court’s rulings on two marriage equality cases have widespread implications for the future of LGBT rights.
As the Supreme Court decides who can say “I do,” finally passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is something that Congress must do.
This year, members of Congress can help prevent LGBT youth homelessness by ensuring that schools are safe and inclusive spaces for all students, and by directing existing homeless-youth programs to specifically target LGBT youth.
Get the facts on several of the major program and policy changes that are being made under the health reform law and what they mean for the LGBT community.
These preventable threats to the health of LGBT youth are widespread, but Congress can act to reduce their harm on this vulnerable population.
Issue Brief This guide provides a basic overview of the Affordable Care Act, a review of how the act helps you and your family, and an explanation of how you and your family can access affordable health insurance.