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New Legal Guide Released for Colorado LGBTQ Families

posted on Mon, Nov 20 2017 8:42 am by Family Equality Council

Developed by Family Equality Council in Partnership with One Colorado, Legal Resource Helps LGBTQ Community Protect Their Families.

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New Legal Guide Released for LGBTQ Families in Pennsylvania

posted on Wed, Nov 8 2017 5:00 am by Family Equality Council

Developed by Family Equality Council in Partnership with Equality Pennsylvania, Legal Resource Helps LGBTQ Community Protect Their Families.

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Family Equality Council Joins Lambda Legal, Filing Brief in Historic Supreme Court Case

posted on Mon, Oct 30 2017 7:27 am by Family Equality Council

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Family Equality Council Releases Legal Guide for LGBTQ Families in Partnership with Equality Virginia

posted on Tue, Oct 24 2017 8:47 pm by Family Equality Council

Family Equality Council and Equality Virginia are pleased to release a new legal guide for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) families living in Virginia. This resource provides LGBTQ-headed families and LGBTQ adults considering forming families with detailed and accessible explanations of the current status of federal and state law, including recognition of same-sex marriages, parental rights, adoption, applying for documentation for children, nondiscrimination protections, school policies, healthcare, parental leave, and more.

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Family Equality Council Releases Legal Guide for LGBTQ Families in Partnership with Gender Justice Nevada

posted on Wed, Oct 18 2017 12:01 pm by Family Equality Council

Family Equality Council and Gender Justice Nevada are pleased to release a new legal guide for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) families living in Nevada. This resource provides sex/gender diverse and LGBTQ-headed families with detailed and accessible explanations of the current status of federal and state, including recognition of same-sex marriages, parental rights, adoption, applying for documentation for children, nondiscrimination protections, school policies, healthcare, parental leave, and more. The guide also includes a list of legal documents it is recommended that all LGBTQ families secure in order to ensure their rights and wishes are respected.

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Department of Justice “License to Discriminate” Guidance Released, Placing Millions of LGBTQ Americans at Risk

posted on Fri, Oct 6 2017 1:19 pm by Family Equality Council

Family Equality Council strongly condemns new guidance issued by the Department of Justice today that grants a broad “license to discriminate” to federal agencies, contractors, and grantees, placing millions of LGBTQ Americans and their families at risk.

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Department of Justice Mounts Yet Another Attack on LGBTQ Protections

posted on Thu, Oct 5 2017 1:17 pm by Family Equality Council

In a memo published yesterday, the Department of Justice takes the dramatic step of formally reversing federal government policy established by the Obama Administration stating that transgender workers are protected from workplace discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. This memo provides further evidence of the all-out assault on existing protections for LGBTQ people from the Department of Justice, under the leadership of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and with the blessing of the Trump Administration.

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Family Equality Council Welcomes Jessika Davidson to Communications Team

posted on Mon, Oct 2 2017 11:10 am by Ed Harris, Chief Communications Officer

Today we're delighted to welcome Jessika Davidson to the Family Equality Council Communications Team! Jessika joins us in the newly created position of Digital Campaigns Manager, and will play a pivotal role in Family Equality Council's storytelling initiatives, working to realize our vision of a future in which every LGBTQ person has the right and opportunity to form and sustain a loving family, regardless of who they are or where they live.

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Ric Swezey Memorial Raises Over $500,000 for Family Equality Council

posted on Mon, Sep 18 2017 8:49 am by Family Equality Council

Donors’ generosity will create a lasting legacy for LGBTQ families nationwide.

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Family Equality Council Welcomes Five New Board Members

posted on Fri, Sep 15 2017 9:12 am by Family Equality Council

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