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PI-GRO continues to advocate on behalf of LGBT persons, most recently by advancing the need to eliminate LGBT health disparities and new legal protections for binational same-sex couples.
PI-GRO continues to work with LGBT health coalitions to ensure that the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons are fully addressed and embraced in Health Care Reform initiatives. In particular, APA was recently added to the list of signatories for the National Coalition for LGBT Health’s “Guiding Principles for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Inclusion in Healthcare Reform,” a document outlining a comprehensive approach to eliminating health disparities in the LGBT communities via comprehensive Health Care Reform.
In addition, PI GRO staff is advocating for legislative activities aimed at swift passage of the Uniting American Families Act of 2009 (H.R. 1024/S. 424), introduced by Representative Nadler (D-NY) and Sen. Leahy (D-VT), respectively. This legislation would grant binational same-sex couples equal treatment under immigration laws by allowing them to sponsor their partner for immigration purposes.