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Georgetown Law Conference on Sexual Orientation and Military Preparedness

Since 1990, many U.S. allies have allowed gay and lesbian individuals to serve openly in their militaries. This is the first international conference to examine the effects of these policy changes on military preparedness. Sexual Orientation and Military Preparedness: An… … Continue reading

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Considering Social Value Orientation as Part of Developing Professional Identity

So many events recently have made me think about perspective – the point from which people view the world, and that perspective’s import.  Perspective in the public is antipodal in far too many ways. Yet, to me, it seems obvious … Continue reading

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Michigan Commission: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination in Employment Prohibited

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission has taken significant action to clarify that its state statute prohibiting discrimination in employment on the basis of sex (among other characteristics) extends to prohibit employment discrimination based on orientation and gender identity: The Michigan … Continue reading

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Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Discrimination

Employment non-discrimination laws protect LGBT individuals from being unfairly discriminated against in the workplace by private employers. Unfortunately, not all states provide these protections. Alabama, for example, does not have any statewide laws prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation … Continue reading

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Federal Appeals Court Rules Sexual Orientation Discrimination Violates Title VII

By Cecilia Romero Overturning prior precedent, the full panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that sexual orientation discrimination is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII. Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc.. With this landmark … Continue reading

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