Denial of Social Security Benefits for Same-Sex Couples is About More Than Just the Money

By: Austin Agostino Through a common eye, the fight for marriage equality officially achieved success in the 2015 landmark Supreme Court decision, Obergefell v. Hodges. However, vast social justice issues still lurk just below the surface of banning state prohibitions of same-sex marriages. One of these disadvantages is the inability for a same-sex couples to … Continue reading Denial of Social Security Benefits for Same-Sex Couples is About More Than Just the Money

The Blood Ban: How LGBTQIA+ and HIV/AIDS Stigma Persists in FDA Policy

By: Aimee Harvey The Red Cross released a statement on September 29, 2021, urgently requesting Americans to donate blood. Blood centers across the country have reported dangerously low blood inventories due to canceled blood drives, an often overlooked yet alarming side effect of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to increase donations, the U.S. … Continue reading The Blood Ban: How LGBTQIA+ and HIV/AIDS Stigma Persists in FDA Policy

No Gaiety Here: The Plight of Undocumented LGBT Youth in America

No Gaiety Here: The Plight of Undocumented LGBT Youth in America Eviana Englert Vermont Law School, J.D. Candidate 2015 E-mail: evianaenglert@vermontlaw.edu At least 267,000 undocumented Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) adults currently live in the United States.[1] This figure does not include those undocumented LGBT immigrants under the age of eighteen.[2] Placing these youth … Continue reading No Gaiety Here: The Plight of Undocumented LGBT Youth in America

Bullying Legislation – Arizona

Bullying Legislation Bullying has become a nationwide problem and public health issue. Because of this, the majority of states are starting to take action by passing laws and amending current laws in order to help control and restrain bullying. However, there are currently no federal laws that directly address bullying.[1] Bullying can overlap with the … Continue reading Bullying Legislation – Arizona

The Right Way to Acknowledge Privilege

The Right Way to Recognize Privilege By Julie Martin Recognizing the privileges we have is essential to understanding the viewpoints of those who are denied those privileges. When we are unable to see our advantages, we tend to defend them as resulting from pure luck or our own hard work, and cannot possibly see the … Continue reading The Right Way to Acknowledge Privilege