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  • History Reminds Us: A Look Back at the Law, Jun 27
    As we look back upon the birth of the LGBTQ+ rights movement and the concept of gay pride, we must necessarily revisit the position and status of our community in American society prior to the outburst at Stonewall. A long history of legal discrimination ...
  • The Attorney Who Fought for Marriage Equality in New York, Jun 27
    In 2004, not long after being the first gay man elected to the New York Assembly, Danny O'Donnell and his partner of over 30 years, John Banta, agreed to be named plaintiffs in a lawsuit that alleged the denial of same-sex marriage violated the state Cons ...
  • Serving Transgender Veterans, Jun 27
    For more than ten years, our organization, the Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County, has operated a legal clinic for veterans at the local Veterans Administration (VA) Vet Center. But it wasn't until we started doing name and gender marker changes ...
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