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All posts for the month July, 2013

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidelines on Treatment of Trans Workers

Our friends at the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) have been working with the Obama Administration to ensure that transgender employees are treated fairly and equally under the law. Because of their steadfast advocacy, the U.S. Department of Labor published guidance for its employees on ensuring nondiscrimination in the workplace at the Department, which employs more than 17,000 people across the country. Continue reading.

DOMA Ruling Changes Private Companies’ Retirement Plans, Says Federal Pennsylvania Judge

Same-sex spouses are now eligible for death benefits provided by their deceased spouse’s former employer. Continue reading.

In the Northeast, Only Pa. Lacks Law on Discrimination by Sexual Orientation

Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
By Monica Disare

Laura Worden moved to Western Pennsylvania for a new job, rose to a high-level management position in her work, bought a house and has two children. But within weeks of revealing to her boss that she was living with a woman and not a man, Ms. Worden was terminated. Continue reading.

Immigration and Same-Sex Marriage FAQ

Published in Philadelphia Gay News
By Marco Pignone III, Esq.

Thanks to the Supreme Court decision in U.S. v. Windsor, which ended Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, gay and lesbian immigrants can apply for green cards through their U.S. citizen or green-card-holding spouses. Here are the answers to some common questions regarding the immigration process. Continue reading.

Montgomery County Begins Issuing Marriage Licenses to Gay Couples

Today, Montgomery County’s Register of Wills, D. Bruce Hanes, began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Several couples were allowed to stand up and affirm their commitment to one another. Continue reading.

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