Blog Posts for Connecticut
GLAD Answers has over 70 recently updated publications dealing with LGBTQ/HIV legal issues in New England. For each of the six New England states we have an LGBTQ Overview and an HIV Overview. These are in depth publications that help you to understand the laws that protect you and, if your rights are violated, how you go about accessing these protections.
During the past few days, the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released some important guidance that affects transgender and same-sex spouses. A summary of that information follows below. If you have questions, need additional information or lawyer referrals, contact GLAD Answers by email or live chat at www.GLADAnswers.org or by phone at (800) 455-GLAD (4523).
Today is National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Do you know your rights when it comes to HIV/AIDS?
We know you may have questions about federal marriage-related benefits now that DOMA has been overturned. GLAD Answers has several resources available to help.
After a year of tremendous progress, we must remain vigilant to ensure that Equal Justice Under Law becomes a reality for all.
Watch this short video celebrating 10 years of marriage equality, and make a gift today to continue the fight for full LGBT equality.
It was 10 years ago today that the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) ruled in our lawsuit Goodridge v. Department of Public Health that denying same-sex couples access to the institution of marriage violated our state constitution.
Despite the government shut-down, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was rolled out yesterday, albeit with some glitches. Aside from the technical difficulties over at HealthCare.gov -- the online marketplace where you can shop for health insurance plans -- you may have questions about what the ACA has to offer you as an LGBT person or as someone living with HIV.
As students return to school this Fall, GLAD wants to make sure they are entering safe and affirming learning environments. We have developed a set of resource materials for LGBTQ students, their parents/guardians, and school administrators in New England. If you have any questions about your rights and need to talk to someone, visit www.GLADAnswers.org
During Oral Argument in Windsor v. U.S., Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg suggested that DOMA renders the marriages of same-sex couples “Skim Milk Marriages.” When the Court issues its ruling this month, what might they say about the marriages of same-sex couples?