June 10, 2011

Celebrating Our Victories

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Our guest blogger today is Marion Mollegen McFadden, HUD’s Office of General Counsel As a member of GLOBE, the Department’s affinity group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) HUD employees and our supporters, it was my pleasure to organize Wednesday’s HUD event honoring LGBT pride month.  We chose the theme “Celebrating Our Victories” to highlight how […]

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January 31, 2011

HUD Offers Latest Obama Administration Attempt to Strengthen LGBT Rights through Regulation

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The Department of Housing and Urban Development unveiled a series of proposed rules on Thursday designed to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals from discrimination when applying for federal housing assistance. The HUD proposal marks the latest in a string of Obama administration attempts to enhance gay rights through federal regulation, which may offer a […]

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January 20, 2011

Fair is Fair

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When a person is denied housing because of their gender, religion, race/ethnicity or disability status, that’s patently illegal and certainly unfair.  But what about if that same person is lesbian, gay, transgender or bisexual?  The Fair Housing Act does not include LGBT status among its protected classes but while the law may not specifically prohibit […]

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