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    Mississippi’s HB 1523, Set to Go into Effect July 1, Permits Discrimination Against the State’s LGBT Population of More than 60,000

    For Immediate Distribution June 23, 2016 Contact: The Williams Institute, williamsinstitute@law.ucla.edu, (310) 267-4382 Federal court in Mississippi hearing challenges to the law this week. LOS ANGELES – Mississippi’s House Bill 1523, which goes into effect on July 1, 2016, permits state officials, healthcare professionals, schools, employers, and wedding service providers to discriminate against LGBT people …

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    Weddings by 123,000 Same-Sex Couples in the Last Year Boosted National Economy by Over $1.58 Billion

    For Immediate Distribution June 22, 2016 Contact: The Williams Institute, williamsinstitute@law.ucla.edu, (310) 267-4382 Wedding spending generated $102 million in state and local sales tax revenue LOS ANGELES—Marriages by same-sex couples have generated an estimated $1.58 billion boost to the national economy and $102 million in state and local sales tax revenue since the U.S. Supreme …

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    Laverne Cox, star of “Orange Is the New Black,” and Shannon Minter, nationally renowned civil rights attorney, to be honored at second annual uniTy Reception for Transgender Health, Research and Rights

    For Immediate Distribution June 16,2016 Contact: Hamid Jahangard, jahangard@law.ucla.edu, (310) 794-5192 The Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law brings together community leaders, students and philanthropists to support data collection on gender identity. LOS ANGELES — On June 19, 2016, the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law will host the uniTy Reception to honor Laverne …

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    HB2 Could Cost North Carolina Almost $5 Billion a Year

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    May 11, 2016

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    Washington State Ballot Initiative Restricting Restroom Access Would Put $4.5 Billion in Federal Funding At Risk

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    May 5, 2016

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    North Carolina’s House Bill 2 Puts $4.8 Billion in Federal Funding At Risk

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    May 4, 2016

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    HIV service providers support many legal needs despite few resources, new study shows

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    April 19, 2016

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    New Study Shows No Differences in Family Relationships or Child Health Outcomes between Same-sex and Different-sex Parent Households

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    April 11, 2016

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    Strict Voter ID Laws Impose Added Costs for Transgender Voters

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    March 31, 2016

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    Transgender people who are sexual minorities are more likely to be harassed, new study shows

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    March 22, 2016

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    LGBT People File Public Accommodations Discrimination Complaints as Often as People of Color, Women, New Study Shows

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    Feb. 16, 2016

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    LGBT People File Housing Discrimination Complaints as Often as People of Color, Women, New Study Shows

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    Feb. 9, 2015

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    Gay, Bisexual Men Rely on “Chosen Families” More Than Lesbians, Bisexual Women for Major Needs, Study Shows

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    Feb. 2, 2016

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    Extending marriage to same-sex couples has generated more support for LGBT rights – not backlash

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    Jan. 26, 2016

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    Many LGBT People in California Continue to Face Economic Challenges, New Study Shows

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    Jan. 14, 2016

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    More Than Two-Thirds of Residents in Every State Support Transgender-Inclusive Employment Protections

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    Dec. 16, 2015

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    New Study of Midlife and Older Gay Men Links “Internalized Gay Ageism” with Depressive Symptoms

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    Dec. 8, 2015

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    6,800 LGBT Workers in North Dakota Lack Statewide Protections against Ongoing Employment Discrimination

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    Dec. 8, 2015

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    New Study Reveals Who Is Being Impacted by California Laws that Criminalize People Living with HIV

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    Dec. 1, 2015

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    Transgender women living with HIV in Los Angeles County face an array of unmet legal needs

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    Nov. 24, 2015

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