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Obergefell v. Hodges: Same-Sex Marriage Legalized

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44143.pdf

Analyzes the Supreme Court decision that requires states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and to recognize such marriages that were formed in other states.  Also explores related questions that were raised by the decision.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Trafficking in Persons Report: July 2015

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Sex Issues

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/245365.pdf

The annual report which covers sex trafficking, forced labor, domestic servitude, child labor, and child soldiers.  Also describes U.S. government efforts to stop human trafficking.  From the State Department

 

Youth Athletes: Sports Programs’ Guidance, Practices, and Policies to Help Prevent and Respond to Sexual Abuse

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Children,Sex Issues,Youth

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/670543.pdf

Examines the role of federal agencies in preventing sexual abuse of young athletes and steps that high performance athletic programs take to prevent and respond to such abuse.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Obergefell v. Hodges

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/14-556

5-4 Supreme Court decision that the Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the right to  marry  wherever they live.  The ruling overthrew restrictions on same sex marriage in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School

 

Discrimination and Violence Against Individuals Based on Their Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Sex Issues,United Nations

http://www.un.org/en/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/HRC/29/23&referer=/english/&Lang=E

Draws on recent findings of UN bodies and other organizations to update a 2011 report and proposes ways to reduce discrimination and violence against LGBT individuals.  From the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

 

PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) Data Collection Activities, 2015

Categories: Crime/Justice,Sex Issues,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/pdca15.pdf

Describes the data collection activities carried out under authority of the Act and the principal findings.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Addressing Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination in Federal Civilian Employment: A Guide to Employment Rights, Protections, and Responsibilities

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment,Sex Issues

http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/diversity-and-inclusion/reference-materials/addressing-sexual-orientation-and-gender-identity-discrimination-in-federal-civilian-employment.pdf

Describes the rights and processes available to job applicants and federal empoyees who allege sexual orientation or gender identity discrimination.  The revised guide reflects recent changes in the law.  From the Office of Personnel Management

 

The Law of Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation: A Beginner’s Guide

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues

http://blogs.loc.gov/law/2015/06/law-of-gender-identity-and-sexual-orientation-a-beginners-guide/?loclr=eaiclb

A collection of resources on a timely subject.  From the Law Library of the Library of Congress

 

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