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New York State Implements New Policy for LGBT Youth in Juvenile Detention Facilities

By Matt Faiella, New York Civil Liberties Union at 5:34pm
At the end of July, the New York Civil Liberties Union issued an “e-alert” to our subscribers, asking them to thank the Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS)  Commissioner Gladys Carrion for her leadership in implementing a policy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in juvenile detention and after-care programs.

NYCLU Sues Insurance Company for Denying Coverage to Married Lesbian Couple

By Matt Faiella, New York Civil Liberties Union at 10:48am

The New York Civil Liberties Union recently filed a lawsuit against Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Western New York on behalf of a married lesbian couple who were denied spousal health care coverage by the insurance company. While the insurance company…

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