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Entries from August 2019

Adoption Agency Seeks Right to Discriminate from SCOTUS

August 12th, 2019 · Comments

Eric Lesh, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar of NY and Professor Art Leonard of New York Law School, discuss three important LGBT rights cases from July:

  1. A Catholic Adoption Agency Asks Supreme Court for a “License to Discriminate” Against LGBTQ People;
  2. A Transgender Teenager’s Mother Asks Supreme Court to Recognize a Parent’s Due Process Rights to Control Her Child’s Life; and
  3. A Federal Appeals Court has Refused to Reopen Asylum Proceedings for Lesbian from Uganda

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LGBTQ Immigration and Asylum in the Time of Trump

August 8th, 2019 · Comments

There are nearly 1 million adult immigrants in the United States that self-identify as LGBTQ. The Trump administration has been relentless in its attacks against immigrants from apprehension, to detentions, to deportations. The approach has been aggressive, unspeakably cruel and even deadly. LeGaL's Executive Director, Eric Lesh sits down with Sharita Gruberg, Director of the Policy, LGBT Research and Communications Project at the Center for American Progress to talk about the immigration and asylum obstacles and issues that are the directly harming LGBTQ people.

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