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American Bar Association approves resolution supporting LGBT rights

Thursday, August 14, 2014
BOSTON -- The American Bar Association has approved a resolution denouncing anti-gay laws as human rights violations and called on its members to work to defend victims of anti-LGBT discrimination. The resolution was passed Tuesday at a meeting of its ...

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Bar association: ‘Gay panic’ defense should be curtailed by legislation

Tuesday, August 13, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- The American Bar Association voted Monday in favor of a resolution urging state and federal lawmakers to pass legislation restricting the availability and effectiveness of the use of “gay panic” and “trans panic” defenses by criminal defendants. ...

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LGBT legal groups consider breaking ties with DC law firm over DOMA defense

Friday, April 22, 2011
At least two prominent LGBT legal and advocacy groups are re-considering their association with the Washington D.C. law firm that has been retained by the U.S. House GOP leadership to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in federal court. ...

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‘Kids are Listening’ aims to promote positive messaging to LGBTQ youth

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
The American Bar Association has launched “The Kids are Listening,” a national social media campaign that features a new anti-bullying video, a new website, and a call to action for lawyers, judges and community members aimed at delivering positive messages ...

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Professional Organizations come out for Gay Marriage

Monday, August 10, 2009
Both the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Bar Association (ABA) have adopted resolutions backing full LGBT rights, including gay marriage. The ABA, a professional organization for lawyers, approved a resolution supporting the repeal of at least part of ...

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