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American Bar Association approves resolution supporting LGBT rights

Thursday, August 14, 2014
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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 House of Delegates, the organization's policy body which is comprised of 560 members representing ...

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

Tuesday, August 13, 2013
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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
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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
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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 to LGBTQ youth.

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Professional Organizations come out for Gay Marriage

Monday, August 10, 2009
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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 legislative language contained in the...

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