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LGBT issues

HRC launches nationwide LGBT equality bus tour

Among the 11 states the “On the Road to Equality” tour will visit, none has a state-wide non-discrimination law including sexual orientation or gender identity. Additionally, none has any form of state relationship recognition and all have passed discriminatory constitutional amendments to ban marriage for same-sex couples.

Making history: Labor Department issues first-ever data on domestic partner benefits

"With each effort to include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees in surveys like this, the Department of Labor moves us closer to being able to better serve the community. Data collection is fundamental to addressing the disparities in employment, health, education and income facing our community."

Anoka-Hennepin district sued over anti-gay environment in schools

The lawsuit contends that LGBT students and students perceived as LGBT were subjected to anti-LGBT slurs on a daily basis and were physically threatened or attacked by peers. While many of these abuses occurred in front of teachers or were reported to school officials, school personnel almost always took insufficient action to stop the abuse.

Breakthrough: United Kingdom to record sexuality-based asylum claims

The UK joins only five other countries which record data on the number of LGBT persons benefiting from
asylum/subsidiary protection due to persecution on the ground of sexual orientation: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Latvia and Estonia.

Modern Love: Why gay and lesbian couples should consider prenuptial agreements

If you are in a same-sex relationship, you can benefit from signing a prenuptial agreement because typically gay and lesbian couples acquire assets at a greater rate than heterosexual couples. So if you do break up with your significant other, there’s more to contest.