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EEOC's "emerging issues": LGBT rights, and accommodations for pregnant women

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued yesterday its draft Strategic Enforcement Plan . If you don't have time to slog through all the introductory material, you won't miss a thing if you skip right to Section III (Priorities). The agency proposes that its priorities will be *Systemic...

Pregúntale a Lambda Legal: La reforma migratoria es un asunto LGBT

Por Iván Espinoza-Madrigal, Abogado ¿Por qué trabajan los grupos LGBT en asuntos de inmigración y que tiene que ver el reciente debate de la reforma migratoria con los derechos de personas y familias LGBT? Nosotros a menudo escuchamos que nuestro sistema de inmigración...

Ask Lambda Legal: Immigration Reform is an LGBT Issue

By Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal Q: Why are LGBT groups working on immigration issues and what does the recent debate about Comprehensive Immigration Reform have to do with the rights of LGBT individuals and families? We often hear that our immigration system is broken. But too few people understand how...

Oklahoma Governor Blocks Same-Sex Benefits For National Guard

FALLIN BLOCKS SAME-SEX BENEFITS FOR GUARD: Saying she was honoring the wishes of Sooner State voters, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) has ordered her state's National Guard units to stop processing requests for military benefits for same-sex couples. The directive comes after the Guard had previously...

LGBT Immigrants See High Detainment Rates, Report Finds: Law360

Allissa Wickham, Law360, May 15, 2015 - " U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers detained gay and transgender immigrants nearly 70 percent of the time when the agency’s internal assessment tool allowed for their release, according to an analysis published Thursday by the Center...