LGBTQ+ “Panic” Defense
The LGBTQ+ Bar is proud to be leading the effort to ban LGBTQ+ “panic” defenses across the country. In 2013, The American Bar Association unanimously approved a resolution – introduced by The Bar – calling for an end to these heinous defense arguments.
LGBTQ+ “Panic” Defense Legislation Map
Use our LGBTQ+ Bar interactive map to view legislation related to LGBTQ+ “Panic” defense.
Safe Schools Brief Bank
This brief bank is a comprehensive compilation of recent cases dealing with school bullying. This brief bank compiles materials including briefs to educate practitioners, scholars and law students on this life or death issue.Its purpose is to inform, educate and inspire lawyers and other legal professionals working in this area of law.
The Juror Non-Discrimination Act of 2021 was introduced by Rep. Mondaire Jones in the 117th Congress as a part of the landmark Equality Act (H.R. 5). The Juror Non-Discrimination Act would prevent discrimination in jury selection based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Jury Access Legislative Map
Use our LGBTQ+ Bar interactive map to view legislation related to jury access legislation.
The History of Jury Access and the LGBTQ+ Bar’s Advocacy
Cases of Discrimination Against LGBTQ+ People in Jury Selection; SmithKline Beecham Corp v. Abbott Laboratories; The 2018 ABA Resolution.
The Blood Ban Blogs
This blog series compiles personal accounts from those affected by the discriminatory blood ban, which places limits on people assigned male at birth who have had sex with other people assigned male at birth from donating blood. These testimonials demonstrate the human impact of the blood ban.
The LGBTQ+ Bar was instrumental in the passage of three key resolutions in the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates. All three resolutions are centered on the basic principle of equality under the law, and Resolution 113A and Resolution 108D have served as a basis for legislation both in individual states and in the United States Congress.
The LGBTQ+ Bar has submitted amici briefs and comments that have been used in cases concerning LGBTQ+ issues. We have provided these briefs and comments for public viewing here on our website.