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Legal issues of sexual orientation arise in a wide variety of topical areas. Development of sexual orientation law accelerated greatly in the second half of the twentieth century. This is a direct result of gay people "coming out," organizing, speaking out, and engaging the legal system mostly through the courts. Therefore, many of the most important legal pronouncements regarding gay people are found in the opinions of courts.

The purpose of this section is to offer viewers/readers an introduction to sexual orientation and the laws in United States, as viewed and expressed by a variety of law experts:
Homosexuality in the Rabbinic Tradition.

The Torah does not talk about lesbians. How the attitude in the Jewish community have changed in the last 10-15 years about homosexuality.

Interview with: Rabbi, Elliot Dorff,  Ph.D.
Rector and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy
American Jewish University
DOMA - Defense of marriage Act, Explained.

The federal government defines marriage as a legal union exclusively between one man and one woman. We believe DOMA is unconstitutional on several grounds.

Interview with: Thomas F. Coleman
Attorney at Law
Equal Rights, Struggle, Law and Hope

Thirty-three years have passed since legislation to end discrimination against gays in the workplace was first proposed in Congress--in 1974.

Interview with: Thomas F. Coleman
Attorney at Law
THE STRAIGHT TRUTH
to STOP all forms of bigotry and hatred based on fear and misinformation.