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A Veteran Reflects on the 10-Year Anniversary of DADT Repeal

September 20, 2021 marks the ten-year anniversary of the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT). The policy was enacted on February 28, 1994 and banned openly gay, lesbian, and bisexual people from military service. By the time it was formally repealed on September 20, 2011, DADT had resulted in the discharge of an estimated … Continue reading “A Veteran Reflects on the 10-Year Anniversary of DADT Repeal”

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LGBTQ+ Veterans Still Suffer Harms From “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Ten Years After Repeal

September 20 marks the tenth anniversary of Congress’s repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT), but the legacy of that discriminatory policy and its predecessors continues to exact harm. Under DADT, the United States Armed Forces prohibited openly bisexual, lesbian, and gay people from serving in the military. Precursor policies dating back to the 1940’s … Continue reading “LGBTQ+ Veterans Still Suffer Harms From “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Ten Years After Repeal”

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Thanks for Supporting Legal Aid at Work’s 105th Anniversary Virtual Event, Justice Rising

Because equal rights, fair play, justice, are all like the air: we all have it, or none of us has it. — Maya Angelou Our world continued to evolve this year, but that did not stop us from coming together to celebrate the work we do for our clients, many of whom are in need … Continue reading “Thanks for Supporting Legal Aid at Work’s 105th Anniversary Virtual Event, Justice Rising”

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On Title IX’s 49th: Nine Steps for Gender Equity in Athletics

Women and girls have made a lot of progress since Title IX passed 49 years ago this June 23, yet we’re still not over the finish line. At the high school level alone, boys get a million more opportunities to play sports compared to girls, even though girls want to play in far higher numbers. … Continue reading “On Title IX’s 49th: Nine Steps for Gender Equity in Athletics”

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This Father’s Day, Support Dads by Supporting National Paid Family Leave

By Ezera Miller-Walfish* Looking for a last-minute Father’s Day gift? Wondering how you might show a little extra gratitude today for your dad or the dads in your life? Well, we’ve got an answer for you: tell your Member of Congress to pass President Biden’s American Families Plan so that parents across the country can … Continue reading “This Father’s Day, Support Dads by Supporting National Paid Family Leave”

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Celebrating the First Anniversary of Bostock v. Clayton County

By Alex Allam* This Pride Month, we celebrate the first anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Bostock v. Clayton County. One year ago, the Court ruled that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, also … Continue reading “Celebrating the First Anniversary of Bostock v. Clayton County”

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LAAW featured in Issue Brief on “Why Care About Care? Our Economy Depends on It” by the Asset Funders Network and Economic Opportunity Funders

The Brief, which can be read here and features LAAW’s Work & Family Program, aims to elevate the intersectional and intergenerational issues associated with the care economy and the challenges facing low-income women of color who make up the care workforce. The primer is designed to provide funders with responsive strategies and policy solutions which … Continue reading “LAAW featured in Issue Brief on “Why Care About Care? Our Economy Depends on It” by the Asset Funders Network and Economic Opportunity Funders”

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Settlement with Vista Unified School District Concerning Gender Equity in Athletics Featured in Multiple News Outlets

LAAW and co-counsel the California Women’s Law Center’s settlement with Vista Unified School District Regarding Gender Equity in Athletics was covered in several news outlets.  Links to media coverage can be found below: The San Diego Union Tribune KPBS Fox 5 San Diego The Coast News NBC San Diego As Kim Turner, Director of LAAW’s … Continue reading “Settlement with Vista Unified School District Concerning Gender Equity in Athletics Featured in Multiple News Outlets”

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Instilling Gender Equity in Youth Competitive Sports Run and Hosted by Local Districts

Nationwide and across California gender inequity persists in competitive youth sports programming hosted and run by park and recreation departments. Low-income girls of color particularly lack access and equity. In one study conducted by our Fair Play for Girls in Sports nonprofit project, California park and recreation departments reported girls receiving just one-third, or less, … Continue reading “Instilling Gender Equity in Youth Competitive Sports Run and Hosted by Local Districts”

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