James D. Esseks

Director of the ACLU Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & AIDS Project

James D. Esseks is Director of the ACLU Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & AIDS Project. He joined the Project as Litigation Director in 2001 and has been in his current position since 2010. James oversees litigation, lobbying, policy advocacy, organizing, and public education work nationwide that aims to ensure equal treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people by the government; equal rights and protections for LGBT couples and families; protection from discrimination in jobs, schools, housing, and public accommodations; and fair treatment by the government of people living with HIV/AIDS. Prior to joining the ACLU, he was a partner at Vladeck, Waldman, Elias & Engelhard, P.C., in New York. He graduated from Yale College and Harvard Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. He clerked for U.S. Judge James R. Browning on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. District Court Judge Robert L. Carter in the Southern District of New York.
'Os EUA estão reconhecendo a humanidade dos

'Os EUA estão reconhecendo a humanidade dos gays'

Larry Ysunza conheceu seu parceiro Tim Love em 1980 e contou para a mãe naquele mesmo dia que tinha conhecido o homem com quem iria se casar. Hoje, 35 anos depois, Larry e Tim estão entre os demandantes na ação de casamento diante da Suprema Corte.
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