Category: LGBT

Will Domestic Partner Benefits Stay or Go After the Supreme Court Decision?

Employers consider dropping benefits to same-sex domestic partners The U.S. Supreme Court decision on June 26, 2015 means all states must now license same-sex marriages or recognize those performed in other states. The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans administered a survey to find out how the Obergefell v. Hodges decision will affect employers. Slightly… Read the full article

Corporations weigh in on Friday’s Supreme Court decision on Same-Sex Marriage

Social media streams were filled with rainbows Friday–many representing consumer brands– as corporations large and small posted in celebration of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision on same-sex marriage. The public displays of support show how far the nation has come in supporting gay marriage in a short time. According to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News… Read the full article

GetEQUAL Celebrates 5th Anniversary with the Launch of “No Asterisks” Campaign for Full Federal LGBTQ Equality

View image | Yesterday, five years after the launch of the organization, GetEQUAL announced a LGBTQ Bill of Rights as part of a new “No Asterisks” campaign for full LGBTQ equality.  The LGBTQ Bill of Rights is based on a year’s worth of listening sessions and surveys of LGBTQ individuals across the country to… Read the full article

Protas named President of the Board of National LGBT Bar

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP is pleased to announce that partner Jeremy Protas has been selected to serve as President of the Board of Directors of the National LGBT Bar Association this year.  Protas will assume the role of President of the Board on February 12, 2015. “It’s an exciting time to be involved in the leadership… Read the full article

A Round for Everyone: Guinness Drops Parade Sponsorship in Support of LGBT Community

New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade was a little lighter this year because Guinness America, a long-time parade supporter, withdrew its sponsorship, citing the parade’s decision to bar LGBT groups from participating.

Arizona Bill 1062: Will People Stand By?

Arizona approved Senate Bill 1026, a legislation that prevents state action against businesses that deny service to customers based on sexual orientation.

Darden Restaurants–News Brief (Jan/Feb 2014)

Darden Restaurants Scores 100 Percent on the Human Rights Campaign 2014 Corporate Equality Index.

NBCUniversal Helps Mentor LGBT Youth Interested in Media

NBCUniversal’s LGBT employee resource group, OUT@NBCUniversal, has partnered with “The Center,” New York’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community center, to introduce a signature program called The Legacy Project, which will provide mentorship opportunities in production, broadcasting, and film making for college-aged LGBT students and their allies in the NYC metro-market.

Berkeley Nurtures Diverse People and Thought

By Grace Austin The University of California at Berkeley has a long and storied history of dissident voices on campus. Established in 1868 near the San Francisco Bay, the public research university currently counts more than 35,000 enrolled students. It is the oldest of the ten major campuses in the University of California system. In… Read the full article

Is This The End of DOMA as We Know It?

An Interview with Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine Q. What are the likely outcomes of the DOMA and Proposition 8 cases? I’ve read the merits briefs in both cases, and I think the Supreme Court is going to have to struggle to find ways to uphold these two laws. I think we’re on the threshold of… Read the full article