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Navigating real estate without rights
Home may be where the heart is, but having a roof over one’s head is one of the most basic of human needs. Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights includes “housing” on its list of ...
Apr 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Same-sex marriage battle is simply history repeating itself
Regardless of the year, June 26 is a date that LGBT Americans will never forget. On that day in 2003, the Supreme Court of the United States found Texas’ anti-sodomy laws unconstitutional in Lawren...
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Olympics and beyond
Undeniably, 2013 was a landmark year for LGBT rights in the United States, yet as we celebrate the many victories at home for LGBT citizens, other countries are not faring as well. And as the world...
Feb 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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N.J. trans birth-certificate bill one step closer
Very few people know the ramifications, consequences and freedoms that come with a birth certificate. Let’s say for a minute that you are a transgender person — an individual who was born the wrong...
Jan 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Philly leads state, nation in LGBT equality
The Human Rights Campaign’s annual Municipal Equality Index, published Nov. 19, is an introspective look at the comparative treatment of LGBT individuals in municipalities across America. The MEI r...
Dec 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Serving and protecting at Pride events
YouTube videos of a Philadelphia gay man being forcefully subdued by Philadelphia Police started popping up shortly after the incident occurred at Philadelphia’s annual OutFest Oct. 13. The videos ...
Oct 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Conquering conversion therapy
Conversion therapy is a dangerous practice that employs a range of pseudo-scientific treatments (and that’s putting it nicely!) aiming to “convert” people from queer to straight. Conversion therapy...
Oct 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s more than just numbers: What the IRS announcement means to same-sex couples
The Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Windsor v. United States — in which the court voted 5-4 to repeal a key provision of the discriminatory federal Defense of Marriage Act — paved the way for ...
Sep 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 185 185 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nondiscrimination: Not as sexy, but just as important, as marriage equality
Policymakers are finally taking the steps necessary to codify equality in several facets of everyday life, starting with the federal Employment Nondiscrimination Act and Pennsylvania House Bill 300...
Aug 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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Supreme Court makes landmark decisions
June 26 will be a day we all celebrate for years to come. On the anniversary of the Lawrence v. Texas case, which struck down state anti-sodomy laws as unconstitutional, the Supreme Court of the Un...
Jul 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
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