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U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. Limits Access to Preventive Healthcare

(San Francisco, CA, June 30, 2014)—Today, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores,...



The Women of Texas: Part 1 of a Series

Later this week, I’m traveling to my home state of Texas, inspired in part by a report detailing the harsh...


Refusal Laws and LGBT Health: Common Causes and Shared Discrimination

While often overlooked as a serious LGBT equality issue, health care refusal laws negatively impact the LGBT community.


Support the HEAL Immigrant Women and Families Act!

Though the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will go a long way toward ensuring access to quality healthcare for most LGBT...



What Hobby Lobby Can Mean for the LGBT Community

Today, March 25, 2014, the Supreme Court will hear argument in yet another case that could dramatically affect LGBT people,...


Frequently Asked Questions About the New Federal Hospital Visitation Rules

On April 15, 2010, President Barack Obama issued a memo directing the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to...


Frequently Asked Questions Regarding New Federal Rules on Who Can Make Medical Decisions for You

In September 2011, the federal government issued new rules that strengthen patients’ rights to choose who can make medical decisions...



A Healthy 2014 For Millions–For the First Time

In August 2012, I had (another) bike crash. It was my own idiocy that caused the crash. I was riding...


Sacramento Votes 4-0 to Pass New Non-Discrimination Policy

(Sacramento, CA, October 15, 2013)—Today, the city of Sacramento’s Law and Legislative Committee voted 4-0 to strengthen its protections against discrimination on the basis of a person’s gender identity, incorporating and augmenting existing protections under state law.


New CA Law Provides Equal Insurance Coverage for Fertility Services to LGBT Parents

Today, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 460, which clarifies that insurance coverage of fertility treatments must be offered...


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