Advocacy

Gay and Trans “Panic” Defense

The LGBT Bar is proud to be leading the effort to ban gay and trans “panic” defenses across the country. In 2013, The American Bar Association unanimously approved a resolution – introduced by The Bar – calling for an end to these heinous defense arguments.

Jury Access Act/Juror Non-Discrimination Act

The Jury ACCESS (Access for Capable Citizens and Equality in Service Selection) Act (S. 447) and Juror Non-Discrimination Act (H.R. 864) prevent discrimination in jury selection based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

ABA Resolutions

The LGBT Bar was instrumental in the passage of three key resolutions in the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates. All three resolutions are centered on the basic principle of equality under the law, and Resolution 113A and Resolution 108D have served as a basis for legislation both in individual states and in the United States Congress.

AMICI Briefs

The LGBT Bar has submitted Amici briefs that have been used in cases concerning LGBTQ+ issues. We have provided these briefs for public viewing here on our website.

Safe Schools Brief Bank

This brief bank is a comprehensive compilation of recent cases dealing with school bullying. This brief bank compiles materials including briefs to educate practitioners, scholars and law students on this life or death issue.Its purpose is to inform, educate and inspire lawyers and other legal professionals working in this area of law.

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