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Wake County Joins Other Municipalities Across the Carolinas on LGBT Protections

NATIONAL | By Lainey Millen | Oct 12
On Sept. 21, the Wake County Commission added sexual orientation and gender identity to its employment protections. The county is the second largest by population in North Carolina.

Sen. Merkley Announces Plans to Introduce LGBT Civil Rights Bill

POLITICS | By Justin Snow | Dec 12
Sen. Jeff Merkley formally announced Wednesday his intention to introduce a comprehensive LGBT civil rights bill in the next Congress.

Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality

BOOKS | By Lewis Whittington | Jun 26
Star litigators David Boies and Ted Olson spent the next five years,building the Constitutional case against Prop 8 that led to their victory in the US Supreme Court.

Attorney Elizabeth Hoffman on The Evolving Definition of Family

LEGAL | By Winnie McCroy | May 15
Elizabeth Hoffman, a Seattle attorney at family law firm McKinley Irvin shares her extensive experience working with families to sort out a variety of complex custody issues.

Montana City’s Leaders Back Gay Rights Protections

Bozeman city leaders have given their initial backing to a measure creating protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

Ask Lambda Legal: LGBT Seniors

LEGAL | By EDGE | Feb 25
My partner and I have been together for more than 30 years, and as we advance in age, we’re wondering: will we be able to get each other’s Social Security benefits if one of us lives longer than the other?

Legal Blog Seeks Recognition from High Court

POLITICS | By Mark Sherman | Nov 9
Tom Goldstein’s SCOTUSblog tries to steer clear of conflicts by routinely acknowledging when his firm is involved in cases the blog writes about. But the court itself is unsure how to deal with this.

CA’s Gov. Brown Signs Immigrant, Youth Bills

NATIONAL | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Oct 17
Protections for LGBT foster youth are among the bills California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law.

Navigating the Financial Pitfalls of Marriage Equality

LEGAL | By Angela Giampolo | Dec 18
Although the U.S. incentivizes marriage with lower tax rates, insurance benefits and property rights, these benefits have not been extended to LGBT couples.

"Same-Sex Legal Kit for Dummies" Now Available

HOME | Nov 18
"The Same-Sex Legal Kit for Dummies" is the first Dummies reference guide to comprehensively address the legal issues facing the LGBT Community, including estate planning, marriage equality, adoption, surrogacy, artificial insemination, immigration, hous

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