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Fresh Updates from RACBlog: LGBT Rights

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: LGBT Rights

At the Consultation: LGBT Equality From Marriage Equality to Trans Rights
Posted on Wednesday April 15, 2015

On April 26-28, hundreds of Reform Jews will gather in Washington, D.C. for the RAC’s Consultation on Conscience, the Reform Movement’s flagship social justice event. On Monday, April 27 at 2:00 PM, Evan Wolfson, Founder and President of Freedom to Marry, will join Rabbi Denise Eger, President of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, Jen […]

Banning Conversion Therapy is an Important Step Forward
Posted on Monday April 13, 2015

At the end of last year, Leelah Alcorn, a trans teen from Ohio, committed suicide. In her suicide note, she cited her parents’ rejection of her gender identity, their refusal to let her transition and her feelings that things will not get better as some of the reasons for her decision. The final words in […]

Family and Medical Leave Denied to Same-Sex Couples in Non-Marriage Equality States
Posted on Thursday April 09, 2015

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was signed into law 22 years ago to allow workers to take a maximum 12 weeks unpaid time off of work to care for a new child (including adopted and foster children); care for a sick child; act as a caregiver for a parent; address personal serious health concerns; […]

Reform Movement Responds to Flurry of State RFRAs
Posted on Friday April 03, 2015

The big news of the week has been the aftermath surrounding the passage of state Religious Freedom Restoration Acts (RFRAs), with new developments on how which governor felt about which law or possible amendment changing every few hours. The news this week started when Indiana passed their RFRA, and outcry soon followed. The RAC’s Deputy […]

The Safe Schools Improvement Act would ensure that all school districts have clear and comprehensive policies prohibiting bullying and harassment.

Contact Our Legislative Policy Team

For more information on this issue, contact Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Jordan Dashow at (202) 387-2800.