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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

A Broken Bargain

Board room book_alt2 icon Report If fairness and equality are part of America’s basic workplace bargain, this bargain is clearly broken for LGBT workers. This broken bargain, in turn, can create an untenable situation for employers.

By the Movement Advancement Project, the Human Rights Campaign, and the Center for American Progress | Tuesday, June 4, 2013

How the Affordable Care Act Helps the LGBT Community

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.

By Andrew Cray and Kellan Baker | Thursday, May 30, 2013

3 Barriers that Stand Between LGBT Youth and Healthier Futures

These preventable threats to the health of LGBT youth are widespread, but Congress can act to reduce their harm on this vulnerable population.

By Andrew Cray | Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Affordable Care Act and LGBT Families: Everything You Need to Know

article icon 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.

By Heron Greenesmith, Andrew Cray, and Kellan Baker | Thursday, May 23, 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