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Filling in the Map: The Need for LGBT Data Collection Article
A married couple is pictured with their infant daughter, July 2014. (AP/Rick Bowmer)

Filling in the Map: The Need for LGBT Data Collection

Federally supported population surveys need to keep up with the growing visibility of LGBT issues by beginning to routinely collect data on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Kellan Baker, Laura E. Durso

Their Baby Was Denied Access to Care Because They Are Gay Video

Their Baby Was Denied Access to Care Because They Are Gay

LGBT couple Krista and Jami Contreras discuss what happened when they took their infant daughter to the pediatrician for the first time.

Andrew Satter, Sarah McBride

DOMA’s Impact on LGBT Older Americans Article
Edith Windsor, left, the plaintiff in the historic <em>United States v. Windsor</em> case before the U.S. Supreme Court, accompanied by her attorney Roberta Kaplan, arrives at the LGBT Center for a news conference, in New York, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. (AP/Richard Drew)

DOMA’s Impact on LGBT Older Americans

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.

Andrew Cray, Sunny Frothingham

Guide to Same-Sex Couples After Historic Ruling on DOMA Article
The U.S. Supreme Court Building is seen in Washington, D.C. (AP/Susan Walsh)

Guide to Same-Sex Couples After Historic Ruling on DOMA

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.

What the DOMA Decision Means for LGBT Binational Couples Article
Gay rights advocate Vin Testa waves a rainbow flag in front of the Supreme Court at sun up on Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Today the Supreme Court repealed Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act. (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

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.

Sharita Gruberg

2 Victories for Marriage Equality at the Supreme Court Article
Jo Ann Whitehead, left, and Bette Jo Green joined the marriage-equality supporters at the Supreme Court as the justices heard the case <em>Hollingsworth v. Perry</em>, a challenge to California’s Proposition 8, Tuesday, March 26, 2013, in Washington. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for Human Rights Campaign)

2 Victories for Marriage Equality at the Supreme Court

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.

Andrew Cray, Crosby Burns

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