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Working 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.
ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho) Works 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. www.acluidaho.org; 208.344.5243
The Idaho Human Rights Commission (IHRC) is an 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. humanrights.idaho.gov 208.334.2873
Lambda Legal – A 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. - lambdalegal.org 212.809.8585
Boise Police Department-Violent Crime Unit
The Boise Police Department takes hate crimes very seriously and they should be reported to 911 immediately. This department also has a victim crime unit headed up by the Victim Crime Unit Coordinator, Tina Perkins. When a crime occurs, they investigate if it was due to a bias or racial event and appropriate steps are taken for prosecution of the offenders. Tina also provides education to the community about hate crimes. 208.570.6221
Katie Davey is the new LGBT Liaison at the Boise Police Department , also working as a victim witness coordinator. 208-570-6224
Idaho Voices of Faith for Human Rights – 208.375.8712.
Education, assistance and support to statewide organizations.
Advanced Credit Solutions
We specialize in helping you DISPUTE: Past Due accounts, Charge Offs, Judgments, Adverse Accounts, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Tax Liens – State and Federal, Repossessions, Identity Errors, Inquiries. What we do – We audit the credit reporting bureaus to make sure they are reporting your credit information accurately. We have removed and are capable of removing any inaccurate negative item that is reporting on your credit report. How our credit repair program works – We do an in-depth analysis of your credit reports, we identify which items on your reports could be most damaging, we create a plan of action to increase your credit score and improve your credit history as fast as possible, we put your credit profile through a systematic audit of the informationyou have directed us to challenge for federal compliance. For a Free Consultation contact Tina Laudahl (Credit Speicalist) (208) 841-7814. For more information please visit our website at www.creditrepairapplication.com and if you call ask for me.
Housing & Mortgages for Gay & Lesbian Couples
Purpose of this Guide
This guide 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. After evaluating this document, readers will have a better understanding of:
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/
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