Last week, Arkansas became the first state in the south to begin marrying lesbian and gay couples. It was a milestone for our country, and a reminder of how fast things are changing.
As our movement's victories continue to grow, lawyers are called upon to ensure that those wins help real families. As the largest organization of LGBT legal professionals, The Bar is uniquely positioned to leverage legal change in groundbreaking ways.
On May 15th, you have an opportunity to join us by making a tax-deductible donation as part of GiveOut, a national initiative mobilizing thousands of people on a single day to support the LGBT community.
The Foundation will put your gift to immediate - and good - use.
Already this year, we've filed the country's very first request, asking that the military correct the service records of transgender veterans. We successfully pushed for adoption of an ABA resolution calling for an end to so-called "gay panic" defenses. And we launched a first-of-its-kind LGBT Tax Project, providing expert tax guidance for LGBT families in all 50 states.
For 2014, we’re stepping up our work, in big ways, to make justice a little more equal. Please consider joining us on May 15th by making a one-time, tax-deductible gift to The Bar.
Because when you GiveOut, we all get change.