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Domestic Violence and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Community: In the News

Equal Justice Fellow Fights for LGBT Equality (Minority Reporter)

The Empire Justice Center on W. Main St. has been spearheading a project run by Hanna S. Cohn Equal Justice Fellow Julia Hall. Read More


Dickerson Decision: Press Coverage from Across New York

Press coverage of the ground breaking decision. Read More


Dickerson Decision: Clears up Civil Union Confusion in the Courts and Brings Long Awaited Justice to Victim

In a landmark decision in the case of Dickerson v. Thompson, the Appellate Division, Third Department, reversed a lower court’s ruling and granted dissolution of a Vermont civil union for lifelong New York resident and victim of intimate partner abuse, Audrey Dickerson. Dickerson sought relief in New York because, as a non-resident of Vermont, she was unable to dissolve her civil union there. Read More


Study Examines Relationship Violence in Deaf Community (WXXI)

The RIT study compares incidences of relationship violence between Deaf and hearing students, and also delves into the experiences of gay and lesbian students. Read More