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April 29, 2016

LGBT Legal Orgs Say NC and MS Federal Funding is at Risk for Anti-T Discrimination

GLAD has joined the American Civil Liberties Union, Lambda Legal, National Center for Lesbian Rights, and Transgender Law Center in a letter urging … Read More →


April 19, 2016

GLAD, NCLR Applaud Decision Affirming US DOE Rule Mandating Equal Treatment of Trans Students

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) today applaud a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for … Read More →


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April 29, 2016

LGBT Legal Orgs Say NC and MS Federal Funding is at Risk for Anti-T Discrimination

GLAD has joined the American Civil Liberties Union, Lambda Legal, National Center for Lesbian Rights, and Transgender Law Center in a letter urging … Read More →

April 19, 2016

GLAD, NCLR Applaud Decision Affirming US DOE Rule Mandating Equal Treatment of Trans Students

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) today applaud a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for … Read More →

April 13, 2016

Lawsuit Paves Way for Improvements to Overpayment Collection for LGBT Couples Receiving SSI

As a result, in part, of a lawsuit filed by GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), Justice in Aging, and Foley Hoag LLP on behalf of plaintiffs … Read More →

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Blatt v. Cabela’s Retail Inc.

Update: The federal district court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania heard argument December 10. The hearing marked the first opportunity for … Read More →

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Partanen v. Gallagher

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Jo- and Ja- are siblings, now 7 and 4 years old, the children of Karen Partanen and Julie Gallagher. 

Karen and Julie … Read More →

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Barrett v Fontbonne Academy
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Update: Victory! In a first-of-its-kind decision, the Massachusetts Superior Court judge has ruled that Fontbonne Academy, a Catholic girls’ high … Read More →

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GLAD Now Stands for GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders

Our name is new, but not our mission.

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May 6, 2016

A Retrospective on Forward-Thinking

By Janson Wu, Executive Director

I started at GLAD ten years ago as a staff attorney. I was only three years out of law school, and GLAD was a dream job. It was exciting to be working on cutting edge civil rights issues with movement leaders like Gary Buseck, Mary Bonauto, Jennifer Levi, and Ben Klein.

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April 26, 2016

What’s at stake in the current Supreme Court term?

By Gary Buseck, Legal Director

Even before Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died on February 13, 2016, all eyes were on the Court for what promised to be a blockbuster Term. On the Court’s docket are major cases touching on redistricting, public employee unions, voting rights, immigration, abortion, and contraception coverage under Obamacare.

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