Before the Supreme Court’s ruling in Bostock, sexual orientation or gender identity were not always included as a protected class — essentially leaving room for discrimination against LGBT individuals to take place.
No one saw this coming. The fight to protect LGBTQ individuals in the workplace seemed unwinnable, especially in this judicial era. But to everyone’s surprise, the U.S. Supreme Court declared discrimination based on sexual orientation and identity illegal on Monday, June 15.
In times of uncertainty, it is natural for people to worry about having their affairs in order and making sure their loved ones are protected. The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted many people to review or prepare their estate plan.
With more than 5.5 million LGBTQ individuals living in the United States, it’s important to recognize not only our progress in furthering equality efforts, but also the barriers LGBTQ people still face in fair and equal access to employment, housing, healthcare, and public accommodation.
The Younger/Georgulas case out of Texas highlights a custody dispute between the parents of a seven-year-old born as male whom the mother (as well as other caregivers, including teachers) believes identifies as a female named “Luna.”
You and your partner are getting married. Do you need a prenuptial agreement? You might. For both LGBTQ and straight couples, getting married automatically creates certain legal rights and obligations between you and your spouse concerning “marital property.”
It is no secret that the LGBTQ community has faced discrimination throughout history in the United States. … One example, specifically, is the discriminatory effect U.S. immigration laws have on non-traditional families whose children are born outside of the U.S., whether by choice or circumstance.
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