Myths vs. Facts on Gender Identity Protections

Under the NYC Human Rights Law – and as emphasized by Mayor Bill de Blasio‘s Executive Order on Monday – transgender and gender non-conforming New Yorkers can use single-sex facilities that correspond with their gender identity. The Commission has compiled – and corrected – some common “myths” about this aspect of our Law, as seen … Read moreMyths vs. Facts on Gender Identity Protections

Thanks to DOMA – Immigration Has Gotten Easier for LGBT Families

Thanks to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), lesbian and gay married couples and families will now be able to apply for family-based petitions.  The human rights organization, Immigration Equality provides answers to some of the most  most-commonly asked questions regarding family-based immigration petitions for LGBT families.    If you don’t see the answers to your … Read moreThanks to DOMA – Immigration Has Gotten Easier for LGBT Families

Changes to Federal Benefits After Passing of Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

Changes to federal benefits after passing of Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) have taken place.  Now that it’s been months since DOMA passed, its helpful to look at how these changes may affect you and your partner.   A number of federal agencies have released information about changes to federal programs and benefits as a result … Read moreChanges to Federal Benefits After Passing of Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)