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U.S. to Deny Visas to Unmarried Same-Sex Partners of Diplomats

On October 3, 2018, the US State Department released a bulletin announcing that, “Effective immediately, U.S. Embassies and Consulates will adjudicate visa applications that are based on a same-sex marriage in the same way that we adjudicate applications for opposite gender spouses.”(1) This new policy requires that the same-sex partners of diplomats and staff of […]

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Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Texas Same-Sex Benefits Case

In what will be seen by many as a victory for the Christian right and a blow to the LGBTQ community, the U.S. Supreme Court let a challenge go forward this week to Houston’s practice of providing benefits such as health insurance to the same-sex spouses of city employees, leaving intact a Texas Supreme Court […]

Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago 30th Anniversary Gala

On July 27, 2017, the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago (“LAGBAC”) celebrated its 30th Anniversary by welcoming over 200 guests to a gala held at the Peninsula Chicago Hotel. LAGBAC is one of the oldest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (“LGBTQ”) bar associations in the country and the first LGBTQ bar association […]