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LGBT Rights

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2013 IN REVIEW: Marriage Equality Gains Strength

The momentum toward marriage equality grew stronger in 2013, as a sea change of public, legal, and political opinion on LGBT rights rippled across the country.

12/31/2013

(Villanova Law School's 
fall 2013 "CARES" team, including Prof. Michele Pistone, far left; Joseph Catuzzi '14, fourth from left; and Michelle Majkut '14, fourth from right.  Image provided by Villanova U., used with permission.)

Villanova Law Students Help Gay Russian Man Gain US Asylum

A group of Villanova University law students have helped gain asylum in the United States for a Russian man who claims he was persecuted for years in his home country because he is gay.

12/19/2013

(State rep Brian Simms speaks with reporters about Gov. Corbett's support for gay antidiscrimination legislation.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Gov. Corbett Backs Gay Anti-Discrimination Law, If Not Gay Marriage

State representative Brian Simms applauds the governor’s announcement — even if it appears to be a move to gain support for reëlection.

12/18/2013

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App Tracks Ownership Of Products; Helps Consumers Boycott, Support Companies

A new app is letting people boycott or support certain companies by tracking ownership of consumer goods.

05/16/2013

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Annual LGBT Rights Conference Opens in Philadelphia

But even as the American public becomes more accepting of the LGBT community, Pennsylvania has been slow to make a move when it comes to same-sex marriage or to expand LGBT civil rights.

05/02/2013

(A City of Philadelphia street sign pays homage to a gay rights pioneer.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Gets Highest Rating For Its LGBT Stances

Gloria Casarez, director of the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs, says the city was ranked #1 in a survey of the large cities in the country by the Human Rights Campaign’s “Municipal Equality Index.”

11/29/2012