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Special Report

Legalized Discrimination: The Rise of the Marriage-Promotion Industry and How Federally Funded Programs Discriminate Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth and Families
Though the debate over same-sex marriage rights has been very public, the federal government’s attempt to “sell” heterosexual marriage as the ideal and only morally acceptable relationship has received very little attention. This special report examines how marriage-promotion programs represent a deliberate attempt to legalize discrimination against LGBT individuals. The report concludes with a set of recommendations for policymakers that will put an end to these discriminatory practices and the waste of taxpayer money.

Policy Updates

SIECUS’ public policy department tracks major events and decisions on Capitol Hill and across the country.  Each month, we create these brief synopses to help parents, educators, and advocates stay up-to-date and informed.  The following is a list of recent policy updates related to sexual orientation and/or gender identity.  See all of the policy updates.

Dubious Medical Association Encourages Educators To Consult Anti-Lgbtq Internet Site (April 2010)

Protection From Employment Discrimination Jeopardized for Virginia’s Lgbt Population (March 2010)

Anti-Homosexuality Bill Under Consideration in Uganda (January 2010)

Indian High Court Decriminalizes Same-Sex Acts (July 2009)

Rocky Mountain State Hosts the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Creating Change Conference (February 2009)

Federal Legislation Advances Human Rights for Lgbtq Americans (March 2007)

Montgomery County School Board Approves New Sexuality Education Curriculum (February 2007)

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