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Let your voice be heard during the Midterm Elections on November 6th, 2018!

If you are attending a Law School outside of your home state, consider voting by absentee ballot! Midterm elections are less than 100 days away, but you don’t need to travel back to your home state to cast your vote.

While 27 states and the District of Columbia require no excuse to vote absentee, 21 states mandate that voters provide a valid reason for needing to vote via absentee ballot, and the rules can be quite strict. While some states only require your Social Security number and a driver’s license number, other states require that your ballot is signed by a notary or two witnesses. Moreover, students whose gender identity does not match the gender displayed on their ID may be disproportionately affected by increasingly strict voter ID laws, whether voting via absentee ballot or in person. The National Center for Transgender Equality Equal Action Fund’s Transform the Vote campaign provides trans voters with various resources on how to navigate the voting process. Visit transformthevote.org for more information.

Voting is one of the most effective ways to protect the integrity of our democracy, which is truly at stake. You can play a critical role in spreading the word about the importance of voting in the midterm elections on November 6. Encourage your friends and family to make their voice heard in the upcoming Election, and get out the vote today!

Be sure to get informed about your home state’s requirements well in advance, as your ballot will likely need to be postmarked by Election Day, November 6, 2018. To see absentee ballot requirements for your state and find your polling place, check out our Get Out The Vote map! Visit Vote.org for more info.

But, I’m on the Birth Certificate!

But, I’m on the Birth Certificate!  Why a Birth Certificate Alone Is Not Sufficient Protection for Your Legal Parentage Rights We hope you enjoy this latest installment of the LGBT Family Law Institute’s Blog. This piece is written by Amira Hasenbush, an attorney and member of the LGBT Family Law Institute.  A common misconception among LGBT parents […]

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The LGBT Bar’s 30th Annual Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair
Take a look at the highlights from our 30th Annual Conference & Career Fair, Lavender Law, which took place in New York City August 8-10, 2018. We hope to see you in Philadelphia in 2019!