Advocacy

Legal Voice

legal-voiceWorking for Equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People, Legal Voice has long been a leader in the region and the nation in the fight for equality for all women. To further that mission, we bring lawsuits and work to pass legislation opposing discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. We have worked on all fronts to put an end to discriminatory employment practices, family laws that fail to recognize and protect “non-traditional” families, and other forms of discrimination against LGBT people. For more information visit their website at http://legalvoice.org/focus/lgbt/

The Idaho Human Rights Commission

Idaho Human Rights LogoAn independent agency established by the Idaho legislature to help protect persons within the state from illegal discrimination. The IHRC also handles complaints under federal law deferred to them by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. You can visit their website here for more details or call them at 208-334-2873

Lambda Legal

lamba-legal-logoA national legal organization that has long fought on the behalf of LGBT people in their bid to gain equal protection under the law. Not only does Lambda bring civil rights cases to court, they also conduct education campaigns in order to “change the hearts and minds of people across the country.” Although there is not an office in Boise, their services are available if their services are deemed necessary. More info is available at their website located at lambdalegal.org or call them at 212-809-8585

ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho)

aclu-logoWorking with legislators and voters in Idaho for civil liberties through legislation, litigation, and education. Commitments include fighting anti-gay and anti-abortion initiatives/legislation, defending religious freedom, promoting free speech, strengthening privacy rights, improving jail and prison conditions, protecting rights to a fair trial and due process.Website: www.acluidaho.org

Phone:  208.344.5243

Boise Police Department-Violent Crime Unit

bpd-crime-logoThe Boise Police Department takes hate crimes very seriously and they should be reported to 911 immediately. Natalie Monro  is the new LGBT Liaison at the Boise Police Department , also working as a victim witness coordinator, she can be reached at 208-570-6224, email – nmonro@cityofboise.org  Dan Lister is the BPD’s LGBT Officer Liaison, dlister@cityofboise.org

Advocacy

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LGBT Idaho Lawyer – Lisa Shultz, Attorney at law

mallet-logoWe understand the LGBT community because we are a part of the LGBT community. Call, or visit our website today.

Website: http://www.lgbtlawidaho.com/

FaceBook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/351064304974106/

Housing & Mortgages for Gay & Lesbian Couples

ss-houseThe guide located at http://www.mortgageloan.com/lgbt/  will help to explain the different approaches that same-sex couples can take to getting a mortgage, establishing ownership of a home, and creating legal documents that anticipate any legal or property-ownership issues that might occur if the couple breaks up or one partner dies. The site specifically helps with the understanding of the following :

  • Joint tenancy with right of survivorship
  • Tenants in common
  •  Mortgages and joint ownership
  • Establishing property rights for a same-sex legal relationship
  • Strategies for couples who live in a state that allows same-sex marriage
  • Tactics for finding a good real estate attorney
  •  Rights of same-sex couples
  • For more info, go to: http://www.mortgageloan.com/lgbt/