Posts Tagged ‘Williams Institute’

Data refute myth of “rich gays”

June 10, 2013
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The Williams Institute has released a study on the demographics of poverty among LGB Americans, demonstrating that the image of a monolithically or predominantly wealthy gay community is a myth. Like other Americans, LGB persons are most likely to live in poverty if they are persons of color or raising children. Unlike heterosexual couples, for […]

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Where Lawrence fears to tread

April 13, 2013

Ten years ago, the Supreme Court ruled in Lawrence v. Texas that a state could not criminalize consensual adult sexual conduct because of a belief that the conduct was immoral. It carefully limited the decision, however, noting that sex work, for example, did not fall within the scope of the liberty right being protected. Thus […]

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40 years after Roe, 10 years after Lawrence: Where are we?

January 16, 2013

  A day and a half conference sponsored by the American Constitution Society, and co-sponsored by the Williams Institute and others, will explore where we stand today on the legal protection of multiple aspects of sexual freedom, a decade after Lawrence v. Texas and 40 years after Roe v. Wade. The conference, to be held […]

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HHS takes lead in laying foundation for data-driven policies on lgbt health issues

June 29, 2011

From Metro Weekly: Today, the Department of Health and Human Services announced a plan to include sexual orientation and gender identity in health data collection, a result of discretion granted to the secretary of HHS in a provision of the Affordable Care Act addressing data collection regarding health disparities.  Specifically, today's plan requires "HHS [to] integrate questions […]

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