Blog Posts for Connecticut
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?
Congratulations students on finishing up another school year!
The year may be winding down, but GLAD still wants you to know your rights.
Read on for a summary of some of the more important rights you need to know. But remember, you can always contact GLAD’s Legal InfoLine with any questions.
If DOMA is overturned and you are in the process of appealing a previous tax return, you may be eligible to receive a refund on the extra taxes you paid. The IRS allows you to file amended income tax returns up to three years after the original return was filed. For example, in most cases you can still file an amended return for the 2009 tax year provided the IRS receives it before this April’s filing deadline. Read on for more information from our Legal InfoLine Manager, Bruce Bell.
We’ve come a good way towards establishing legal protections for transgender people in New England in the past several years. In 2011, both Connecticut and Massachusetts added gender identity to their anti-discrimination laws, joining Rhode Island (2001), Maine (2005) and Vermont (2007) in providing protections in employment, housing and credit, and, in all but Massachusetts, public accommodations (like restaurants, bars, parks, stores, hospitals, shelters, etc.). But there is still work to do.