Achieving LGBT Equality Through Litigation, Legislation, Policy, and Public Education

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Asserting Choice: Health Care, Housing, and Property—Planning for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Older Adults

This publication explores many pressing issues—such as health care, housing and property rights—of relevance to the LGBT older adult community. Open PDF

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Foreign and International Law in Gay Rights Litigation: Separated and Unequal

U.S. immigration law unfairly impacts the lives of lesbian and gay couples in committed bi-national relationships and is a glaring exception to a growing trend in western democracies towards recognition of immigration rights for same-sex bi-national couples. Open PDF

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SB 1441 Fact Sheet: Protection From Discrimination Based On Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity In State Operated Or State Funded Programs In California

Read how California’s SB 1441, which added sexual orientation and gender identity to the already established law that prohibits state-funded programs and/or activities from discriminating against participants, influences the LGBT community. Open PDF

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California Public Benefits Issues for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Clients: A Guide for Attorneys and Advocates

A guide for attorneys and advocates in California who are representing LGBT clients seeking public benefits, including Social Security, health benefits, income assistance, disability and unemployment, veterans benefits, and more. Download PDF

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Planning with Purpose: Legal Basics for LGBT Elders

Written for LGBT elders and their families and caregivers, it includes information about issues related to relationship recognition, finances, health care, long term care, planning for the care of minor or disabled children, inheritance, elder abuse, and discrimination against LGBT elders. Open PDF

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Legal and Public Policy Issues for Transgender Elders

This article discusses the unique and often extreme forms of discrimination faced by transgender elders. They are denied medical care, excluded from housing and social services, and despised simply for being who they are. Open PDF

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Cases Recognizing Protections for Transgender People Under State Sex and Disability Discrimination Laws

Learn about state cases that recognize protection for transgender people under state sex and disability discrimination provisions. Open PDF

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FEDERAL CASES RECOGNIZING THAT DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF GENDER NON-CONFORMITY AND/OR TRANSGENDER STATUS IS A FORM OF DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEX

Learn about the federal cases that recognize that discrimination on the basis of gender non-conformity and/or transgender status is a form of discrimination on the basis of sex. Open PDF

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ENDA Fact Sheet

A fact sheet on what the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) does and why it is needed. Open PDF

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Defending Your Rights: A Transgender, Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual User’s Guide to the New York City Commission on Human Rights

A guide by the Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic at Columbia Law School about the New York City Human Rights Law, and about ways you can use it to protect yourself against discrimination. Open PDF

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