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Recently Published: Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Workplace

In October 2014, Bloomberg BNA published Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Workplace: A Practical Guide. The treatise contains a comprehensive review of federal, state, and local laws and regulations, 15 chapters on human resource practices, and 19 essays on the intersections of gender and sexual orientation with culture, education, politics, religion, and the workplace. All royalties from the treatise are going to the  Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)

Bloomberg BNA is offering a 20% discount to friends of the treatise's editor-in-chief, Christine Michelle Duffy. Christine was a member of the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association before her work took her to New Jersey, though she continues to serve as a member of the Fenway Health Board of Visitors.  She reports that she misses the wonderful members of the association.  If you decide to order the book through Bloomberg BNA, you can use the special offer code "AUTH14" in order to receive the discount.  Christine asks that if you do use the discount code, please consider donating the 20% savings to GLAD.

Foreword to the treatise, retired New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Virginia Long and National Center for Lesbian Rights Staff Attorney Asaf Orr observe:

Because of the unfinished nature of the business [of providing justice and economic equality for all], this treatise is at once groundbreaking and a work in progress. . . . Not only has [editor-in-chief Christine Michelle Duffy] enlisted an extraordinary cadre of more than 125 experts in every aspect of LGBT life, but she has produced her own original work: In her commentary and in the structure she has created for the various expert presentations, she has provided us not only with vital information and insights, but also with context so that we can see the issues as a whole. Lawyers, social workers, scholars, and ordinary citizens alike will return to this volume again and again not only for knowledge but for inspiration, and perhaps even to inform the next battle for civil rights, whatever that may be.

The treatise is dedicated to "all the pro bono lawyers who have sought justice and full equality under the law on behalf of people whom the majority in society simply did not understand or hated for no reason other than that they were different."

To read more about the treatise, go to www.bna.com/bnabooks/giso, where the following parts of the book are available for free download:


Over 125 individuals contributed to the treatise, including the following (New Englanders' names bolded):

  • Thomas Beatie, author of Labor of Love: the Story of One Man's Extraordinary Pregnancy
  • David G. Bowman, Esq., Director, Morgan Lewis Resources Workplace Training, and Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Patrick G. Brady, Esq., Partner, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
  • Sara Cable, Esq., Assistant Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division, Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General
  • Patricia A. Cain, Esq., Aliber Family Chair in Law Emeritus, University of Iowa College of Law, and Professor of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Erin Clouthier, M.S.W., M.Ed., Graduate Program, Widener University Center for Social Work Education and Center for Human Sexuality Studies
  • Christine Michelle Duffy, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney, Pro Bono Partnership
  • Kathie Duffy, Executive Assistant and Firm Seminar Coordinator, Schwartz Hannum PC
  • Chai R. Feldblum, Esq., Commissioner, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and former Professor of Law and Director, Federal Legislation and Administrative Clinic, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Taylor Flynn, Esq., Professor of Law, Western New England University School of Law
  • Maureen L. Gallagher, Director of Policy, Jane Doe Inc.
  • Robyn B. Gigl, Esq., Managing Partner, Stein, McGuire, Pantages & Gigl, LLP, Board Member, Garden State Equality and Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund, and Chair-Elect, New Jersey State Bar Association, LGBT Rights Section
  • Vandy Beth Glenn, successful plaintiff in Vandiver Elizabeth Glenn v. Sewell R. Brumby
  • Suzanne B. Goldberg, Esq., Herbert and Doris Wechsler Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, Columbia Law School
  • Alexis Grant (pseudonym), essayist
  • Julie A. Greenberg, Esq., Professor of Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Board Member, Advocates for Informed Choice, and Member, World Professional Association for Transgender Health Legal Issues Committee
  • CJ Griffin, Esq., Associate, Pashman Stein PC and Vice Chair, New Jersey State Bar Association, LGBT Rights Section
  • Maura T. Healey, Esq., former Chief, Civil Rights Division, Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General
  • Vickie L. Henry, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders
  • Ronald M. Hershkowitz, Esq., Counsel, Lindabury McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C. (now living in Massachusetts)
  • Katherine A. Hesse, Esq., Partner, Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP
  • Terra Hittson, Class of 2014, Columbia Law School
  • Linda Houser, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Widener University Center for Social Work Education
  • Natalie F. Hrubos, Esq., Associate, Duane Morris LLP
  • Kevin Hu, Class of 2014, Columbia Law School
  • David G. Islinger, Esq., Partner, Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • Lynn A. Kappelman, Esq., Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Ethan E. Kaufman, Esq., Partner, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
  • Scott Keeler, Photojournalist, Tampa Bay Times
  • Dolan A. Kneafsey, M.S.S., L.S.W., Child Welfare Investigator
  • Mary R. Lauby, Executive Director, Jane Doe Inc.
  • Jennifer L. Levi, Esq., Professor of Law, Western New England University School of Law, and Director, Transgender Rights Project, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders
  • Littler Mendelson P.C., network of lawyers who wrote summaries of the laws in the 50 states, DC, and PR, including Jeanne M. Barber, Esq.Matthew K. Curtin, Esq.,Sarah Green, Esq.Vanessa K. Hackett, Esq., and Paul A. Testa, Esq.
  • Christy Mallory, Reid Rasmussen Fellow of Law & Policy, The Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy, UCLA School of Law
  • Susan B. Marine, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Director, Higher Education Graduate Program, Merrimack College School of Education
  • Seth M. Marnin, Esq., Associate Director, Legal Affairs, Civil Rights Division, Anti-Defamation League
  • Cheryl McCormick, Esq. (pseudonym), essayist
  • Sharon M. McGowan, Esq., former Staff Attorney, ACLU Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Project and lead trial counsel in Diane J. Schroer v. John H. Billington, Librarian of Congress
  • M'Alyssa C. Mecenas, Esq., Associate, Paul Hastings LLP
  • The National LGBT Bar Association network of lawyers who reviewed state law summaries, including Joshua R. Goodbaum, Esq. (Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Richardson, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C.), Philip J. Gordon, Esq. (Gordon Law Group, LLP), Lauren Simon Irwin, Esq. (Upton & Hatfield, LLP), Guy D. Loranger, Esq.(Law Office of Guy D. Loranger), Beth R. Myers, Esq. (Rodgers, Powers & Schwartz LLP), Attorney Nancy Richards-Stower (Law Offices of Nancy Richards-Stower), andJames A.W. Shaw, Esq. (Segal Roitman, LLP)
  • Victoria Neilson, Esq., former Legal Director, Immigration Equality
  • Ryan H. Nelson, Esq., Associate, Jackson Lewis P.C. (now at MetLife)
  • Michelle E. Phillips, Esq., Partner, Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • Catherine E. Reuben, Esq., Partner, Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP
  • Erika J. Rickard, Esq., Research Associate, Harvard Business School and Consultant, Better Work Institute, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Richard J. Schachter, Esq., Partner, Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., legal counsel for the late Paula Grossman
  • Brad Sears, Esq., Roberta A. Conroy Scholar and Executive Director, The Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy, and Assistant Dean, UCLA School of Law
  • The Rev. Jean Southard, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
  • Margaret S. Stumpp, Ph.D., Chief Investment Officer, Quantitative Management Associates LLC (Prudential Financial)
  • Irina Vaynerman, Class of 2014, Yale Law School
  • Denise M. Visconti, Esq., Managing Shareholder, Littler Mendelson P.C.
  • Kier Wachterhauser, Esq., Associate, Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP
  • Dantaya Williams, Director, Workforce Diversity, United Technologies Corporation

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