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May 11, 2015

BLACK LIVES MATTER: A Statement from Boston LGBTQ and HIV Organizations

May 5, 2015 - The Boston area LGBTQ and allied organizations listed below stand together in solidarity with people across the nation – in Baltimore, here in Boston, and elsewhere – who raise their voices to challenge systemic inequity and violence, which continue to degrade and cut short too many …

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May 8, 2015

MA SJC Clarifies Legal Rights of Same-Sex Parents in Assisted Reproduction Arrangements

MA Supreme Judicial Court Clarifies Legal Rights of Same-Sex Parents in Assisted Reproduction Arrangements with a Known Donor

Parents Not Required to Notify a Known Donor of a Petition for Adoption

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) issued a ruling in Adoption of a Minor clarifying …

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May 4, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Will Not Hear Case Concerning Medical Care of Transgender Woman in Prison

The U.S. Supreme Court declined today to hear an appeal on behalf of Michelle Kosilek, a transgender woman who has been denied essential health care while serving a prison sentence in the custody of the Massachusetts Department of Correction (DOC). The denial marks the end of the road legally in …

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April 29, 2015

Baltimore: Statement of Janson Wu, Executive Director, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders

Forty miles from the U.S. Supreme Court, the citizens of Baltimore expressed their pain and anger over the death of Freddie Gray, and the persistent racial and economic injustices that harm the African-American community in particular and continue to undermine our country’s promises of equality.

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April 28, 2015

Coverage of Marriage Equality Arguments at the Supreme Court

Follow coverage of the Supreme Court Arguments for Marriage Equality

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April 28, 2015

Marriage Equality Arguments to Be Heard at U.S. Supreme Court Today

GLAD’s Mary Bonauto to Speak on Behalf of Same-Sex Couples Seeking to Marry

The United States Supreme Court will hear arguments today in the four marriage equality cases collectively known as Obergefell v. Hodges.

At 10 a.m. Mary L. Bonauto, Civil Rights Project Director for Gay & Lesbian …

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April 24, 2015

Marriage Equality at the Supreme Court FAQ

April 28, 2015

It’s time to end the legal bans that single out same-sex couples for disrespect,
and instead allow them to make the unique promise of marriage to one another
and provide greater protection and security for their families.

- Mary Bonauto

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April 8, 2015

GLAD Applauds EEOC Ruling Expanding Workplace Protections for Transgender Employees

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued a groundbreaking decision stating that employers must provide transgender employees access to restroom consistent with their gender identity and must refer to them by their proper name.  The decision is a key next step towards …

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March 31, 2015

GLAD’s Mary Bonauto To Argue Marriage Cases Before U.S. Supreme Court

Mary L. Bonauto, GLAD's Civil Rights Project Director, will argue before the U.S. Supreme Court on April 28, 2015, on behalf of same-sex couples who are currently being excluded from marriage. She will stand on behalf of the Michigan case DeBoer v. Snyder and the Kentucky case Love v. Beshear.

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March 30, 2015

Joint LGBT Coalition Letter to Indiana Leaders

Dear Governor Mike Pence, House Speaker Brian Bosma, and President of the Senate David Long:

We write to you today as leaders of organizations representing tens-of-thousands of Hoosiers and millions of Americans who are committed to advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender …

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