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Partners for LGBT Equality

The recent Supreme Court decisions supporting marriage equality underscores the successful alliance that has been forged between the religious community and LGBT advocates.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Workplace Discrimination Series: Mia Macy

Congress must pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to end unfair and discriminatory workplace practices that hurt LGBT workers and their families.

By Preston Mitchum and Lauren Santa Cruz | Tuesday, July 9, 2013

What’s Next for LGBT Equality

article icon Issue Brief Marriage equality is not the end of the road in the progression toward full equality for LGBT Americans. Improving workplace protection, addressing immigration reform, reducing LGBT youth homelessness, improving school climates, and promoting population health are all key priorities for the LGBT community.

By the LGBT Progress Team | Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Why the LGBT Community Still Needs the Ryan White Program

President Barack ObamaIn light of the increasing HIV incidence rates among MSM and transgender women, supporting the reauthorization of the Ryan White program should be a priority for the LGBT community.

By Preston Mitchum | Monday, July 8, 2013

DOMA’s Impact on LGBT Older Americans

Edith WindsorBy 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.

By Andrew Cray and Sunny Frothingham | Monday, July 1, 2013

Speaker Boehner’s Raid on the Treasury Enabled the Supreme Court to Strike Down DOMA

John BoehnerUsing 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.

By Scott Lilly | Thursday, June 27, 2013

Guide to Same-Sex Couples After Historic Ruling on DOMA

Supreme CourtThe “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.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

What the DOMA Decision Means for LGBT Binational 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.

By Sharita Gruberg | Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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

LGBT-Inclusive Sex Education Means Healthier Youth and Safer Schools

Comprehensive sex education is critical to young people’s sexual health and benefits all students, including LGBT youth.

By Hannah Slater | Friday, June 21, 2013

What Immigration Reform Means for the LGBT Community

Immigration rallyWhile 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.

By Sharita Gruberg | Tuesday, June 11, 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

Obamacare and the LGBT Community

play_alt icon Video Kellan Baker and Andrew Cray explain the impact of health reform for the LGBT community and how LGBT community members and organizations can get involved in implementing the law.

By Kellan Baker and Andrew Cray | Thursday, June 6, 2013

Marriage Equality Will Not End LGBT Discrimination

Gay and lesbian support rallyAs the Supreme Court decides who can say “I do,” finally passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is something that Congress must do.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, June 5, 2013

4 Bills Congress Can Enact This Year to Prevent LGBT Youth Homelessness

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.

By Katie Miller | Tuesday, June 4, 2013