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February 13, 2014 SPLC lawsuit challenges Alabama’s unconstitutional stance on same-sex marriagesOur client, Paul Hard, an Alabamian, was legally married to his husband, David, at the time of David’s death in a traffic crash. Not only has Paul suffered the pain of losing his husband, but Alabama refuses to recognize his rights as the surviving spouse in the ensuing wrongful-death lawsuit. Read More >
Federal appeals court in Southern Poverty Law Center case affirms Labor Department’s ability to set fair wages for foreign guest workers, protects U.S. workers A federal appeals court’s ruling today may lead to higher wages for foreign guest workers and will help prevent employers from undercutting U.S. workers by paying lower wages to foreign laborers.
Appeals court ruling in California is another sign of conversion therapy industry’s collapse A ruling by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that upholds California’s ban on conversion therapy for minors, a discredited practice that claims to “cure” people of being gay, is another sign of the collapse of the conversion therapy industry.