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CBE encourages support and passage of the Equality Act of 2015

Covering eight major areas of federal discrimination law the Equality Act of 2015 will provide protect LGBT people in public accommodations, public education, employment, housing, federal funding, jury service, legal protections, and credit. These protections will be made possible by amending the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act to include sexual orientation and gender identity among […]

CBE offical statement on marriage equality

Supreme Court extends Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide Friday, June 26, 2015 Washington – Earlier this morning, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a ruling which declared same-sex marriage is a Constitutional Right throughout the entire United States. This landmark ruling brings to close a very important chapter towards full equality for LGBT Americans. No […]

Attorney General Holder statement on Supreme Court decision to hear same-sex marriage cases

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear four cases on same-sex marriage equality: “After the Justice Department’s decision not to defend the constitutionality of Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, the Supreme Court sent a powerful message that […]

Center for HIV Law and Policy issues statement in response to Iowa Bill SF 2297 and the criminalization of HIV, hepatitis, meningococcal disease and tuberculosis

May 1, 2014 by The Center for HIV Law and Policy Contact: Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal, 212-430-6733 A bill, SF2297, relating to the transmission of HIV, hepatitis, meningococcal disease, and tuberculosis passed unanimously in the Iowa House on May 1, 2014. The bill passed the Iowa Senate in February, and will now go to Governor Terry Branstad. The […]