Let’s take a second to reflect on 2012 before looking ahead to 2013.
At the federal level, the law is quite clear: LGBT couples are strangers in the eyes of the law.
Thanks to the efforts of local constituents, advocates and, most notably, Philadelphia Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds-Brown, who introduced the Equal Benefits Bill, another milestone in LGBT employment equality may be reached.
Equality advocates continue to push for the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a proposed federal bill that would prohibit discrimination against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
The modern gay-rights and current immigration movements may seem like two dissimilar issues; however, the two issues have much more in common than what initially meets the eye.
Getting married used to be a simple trip down to the city clerk’s office, handing in some paperwork and (maybe) blood tests, paying a fee and then waiting for the license in the mail.