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Has the National Bar Association Turned Its Back on Black LGBT Lawyers?

Founded in 1925, the National Bar Association (NBA) is the nation’s oldest and largest association of African-American lawyers and judges. The organization’s constitution states that its objective is to “promote legislation that will improve the economic condition of all American citizens regardless of race, sex, or creed.” Despite its mission to “protect civil and political

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Obama Endorses Student Non-Discrimination Act

In news that will not dominate the 24 hour cable news cycle, this past week the Obama administration endorsed two important pieces of legislation, the Safe Schools Improvement Act (SSIA) and Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA). These bills that are currently pending in Congress and seek to address bullying and discrimination faced by students, particularly gay, lesbian,