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Shannon Minter

California's Historic Championing of Transgender Rights

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Karen Ocamb

For years, battles over transgender rights have been fought relatively quietly in state legislatures, the boardrooms of LGBT and progressive non-profit organizations and on the streets of America.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Appoints Transgender Attorney To White House Commission

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday appointed transgender attorney Shannon Price Minter to the President's Commission on White House Fellow...

LGBT Legal Progress: 1988 - 2038

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

Much of the progress towards freedom and equality occurs in legislatures and courts, making a legal education a necessity. This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the 25th anniversary conference of Lavender Law in San Francisco.

Waiting for the Supremes: There Is 'More Than Marriage' on the Equality Agenda

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

There remain all the civil liberty and economic empowerment issues that attach to being an American citizen, whether one is gay, trans, or queer in the broadest sense, and whether or not one is in a relationship, for better or for worse.

The One-State Solution: What Was Missing From the Supreme Court Oral Argument on Proposition 8

Christopher Stoll | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Christopher Stoll

The state changed its equal protection requirement, so that it now says in effect that California shall provide equal protection of the laws to all its citizens, EXCEPT same-sex couples who want to marry.

Defending Prop 8: The Meg Whitman, Steve Cooley Morass -- With Insight from Lambda Legal's Jon Davidson

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Karen Ocamb

Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman and attorney general candidate Steve Cooley recently said that they would defend Prop 8 in a federal trial, if elected and given the opportunity.