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Benjamin Long

Supporters renew push for nationwide paid family leave in U.S

Feb 12 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Democrats pushed on Tuesday for a nationwide paid family leave system in the United States, the only developed nation that does not guarantee pay to workers taking time off to care for children or other relatives.

LGBT+ teens in US, rejected by families, struggling in foster care - research

Feb 12 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - LGBT+ teens in the United States are three times more likely than heterosexual teens to live in foster care, often after being rejected by their families over their sexuality, according to research released on Monday.

LGBT+ teens in U.S., rejected by families, struggling in foster care - research

Feb 11 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - LGBT+ teens in the United States are three times more likely than heterosexual teens to live in foster care, often after being rejected by their families over their sexuality, according to research released on Monday.

U.S. women's rights activists seek new drive for constitutional amendment

Jan 29 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women's rights advocates kicked off a campaign on Tuesday to light a new fire under a proposed U.S. constitutional amendment for equal rights that has been the subject of impassioned debate for decades.

U.S. LGBT+ retirees lose round in housing battle but legal war continues

Jan 18 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A U.S. lesbian couple rejected for admission to a retirement community suffered a defeat this week in their effort to claim discrimination, but a leading legal group on Friday vowed to take up the fight to protect LGBT+ people from housing bias.

CORRECTED-Detailed anti-bullying laws can help protect LGBT+ teens, research says

Jan 18 2019

NEW YORK, Jan 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.S. states with anti-bullying laws that explicitly protect LGBT+ teens have fewer suicide attempts among youth than states with more general laws, according to new research that could help protect vulnerable children.

Evictions loom for poor, elderly as U.S. government shutdown drags on

Jan 16 2019

NEW YORK, Jan 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A growing number of poor, elderly and disabled people face eviction from their homes as federal housing assistance dries up under the U.S. government shutdown, experts said.

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