ICYMI: Best of the Week
Law Street’s best posts last week included good new for opponents of LGBTQ conversion therapy, bad news for women in Hollywood, and some funny news for law school students and young lawyers. ICYMI, check out the top posts of the week.
#1 Federal Report Calls for an End to LGBTQ Conversion Therapy
A new report entitled “Ending Conversion Therapy: Supporting and Affirming LGBTQ Youth” was just released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) today, calling for an end to the use of conversion therapy on LGBTQ+ youth. While the Obama Administration has been calling for an end to this type of therapy since last year, and legislation against it has made it through a few state legislatures, this report is another major step toward ensuring that young people are no longer subjected to the harmful and inappropriate practice. Read the full story here.
#2 Gender Discrimination in Film is Still the Norm
In what seems like an action that should have been taken decades ago, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) launched an investigation this month into the hiring practices of Hollywood; specifically, how many female filmmakers are being excluded from the job pool based on gender bias. The EEOC reportedly sent a letter out to about 50 women filmmakers, requesting interviews to see what actions could be taken against the worst offenders of gender discrimination in the film industry. They have a lot of work to do. Read the full story here.
#3 Best Legal Tweets of the Week
It’s been another long week for all you prospective law students, law students, and lawyers out there. So sit back, unwind, and check out some of the funniest tweets from your peers this week. Check out the slideshow here.