CELJ Opposes Proposed Rule Discriminating Against Transgender Individuals in Homeless Shelters

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submitted by Christopher Phillips, Esq. On July 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued a proposed rule, entitled Making Admission or Placement Determinations Based on Sex in Facilities Under Community Planning and Development Housing Programs.  The proposed rule would permit emergency homeless shelters to admit individuals based solely on their biological…

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The Trump Administration’s Reversal of Transgender Health Protections

Yesterday there was uplifting news from the Supreme Court, as it announced a 6-3 ruling that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects gay, lesbian, and transgender employees from discrimination based on sex. The decision is a huge victory for the LGBTQ community. However, at the same time, we learned over the weekend that the Trump…

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Marginalizing LGBTQ Seniors Hits Close to Home For CELJ CEO

  My daughter is gay. When she came out to us, her father and I felt that, although she was bound to face discrimination in her lifetime, we knew she was supported by her family, educated on her rights and perfectly able to take care of herself.  We felt that living in New York, her…

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