Category Archives: Legal Issues

Giving Thanks for Human Rights

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, many of us are griped by uncertainty and fear as our country is facing the most egregious attacks on human rights ever seen in this country, fueled by the election of … Continue reading

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Gettin’ Excited about the LGBT Legal Fair

I was reading through upcoming LGBT events in my community and came across what initially struck me as the most tame of postings I’d ever seen in my party-loving, adopted home of New Orleans. Advertised as an “LGBT Legal Fair”, … Continue reading

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New ruling protects against LGBTQ workplace discrimination in the U.S.

Last week the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) concluded that discrimination against LGBT workers is essentially discrimination based on sex, and therefore it violates  Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.  Here is how Time summarizes the rationale for this … Continue reading

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LavenderHealth joins in celebration of the US Supreme Court ruling on Marriage Equality

Today, the landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court made marriage equality the rule of the nation!  While there are many challenges ahead, the fact that there are so many symbols, everywhere we turn, of support and utter joy, makes … Continue reading

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Docubank – An Exemplar of LGBTQ Inclusion

Although it is still rare to discover a mainstream service or organization that is clearly and openly LGBTQ-inclusive, it is, thankfully, becoming more common.  I stumbled across just such a service recently, when I was reminded to update my personal … Continue reading

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