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Anti-LGBT Discrimination News

January 18, 2017

Leading LGBT Advocates Call for Action on Climate, Oppose EPA Nominee Pruitt

Today, leading national LGBT advocates issued an urgent call for action on climate change, and announced their strong opposition to President-elect Trump’s nominee for the Environmental Protection Agency. Scott Pruitt’s confirmation hearing was held today before the Senate Environment and Public …

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January 6, 2017

GLAD Applauds Removal of AFA from Connecticut State Charitable Campaign

GLAD Applauds Removal of American Family Association from CT State Charitable Campaign for Failure to Comply with Non-Discrimination Requirement

Today, Connecticut state Comptroller Kevin Lembo announced that the American Family Association (AFA) would no longer be part of the Connecticut State …

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December 12, 2016

ADF Backs Down from Claim that Churches are Excluded from Coverage Under MA Non-Discrimination Law

The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), representing four Massachusetts churches, today formally withdrew the lawsuit it had recently filed, claiming that the Massachusetts public accommodations non-discrimination law violates churches’ First Amendment rights. The lawsuit was Horizon Christian …

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December 8, 2016

Creating More Inclusive Community College Environments for Transgender Students

Community colleges offer open access to affordable academic and workforce training programs. It is critical that these community institutions are inclusive to all, including transgender students.

GLAD first learned about barriers faced by transgender students at Northern Essex Community College …

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November 18, 2016

Transgender Non-Discrimination Bill to be Introduced in New Hampshire

New Hampshire Representative Ed Butler announced plans today to introduce legislation for 2017 that would explicitly prohibit discrimination against transgender people.

“It’s simply a matter of fairness. Transgender people deserve the same freedom from discrimination as anyone else. I believe the …

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July 7, 2016

GLAD Cheers Passage of Massachusetts Public Accommodations Bill

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) issued the following statement by Transgender Rights Project Director Jennifer Levi after the Massachusetts House and Senate passed the transgender public accommodations bill, now on its way to Governor Charlie Baker for signature:

“Today is a great day for …

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June 14, 2016

LGBTQ GROUPS CALL FOR UNITY IN THE WAKE OF ORLANDO SHOOTING

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We the undersigned organizations working on the front lines of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) movement share in the profound grief for those who were killed and many …

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June 8, 2016

MA Policy on State PD Enforcing Fed Immigration Policy Would Negatively Impact LGBTQ Immigrants

Statement of Janson Wu, Executive Director, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s announcement that he will authorize state police to engage in federal immigration enforcement raises particular concerns for the LGBTQ community.  Janson Wu, Executive Director of …

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June 1, 2016

GLAD Applauds MA House Vote Advancing Transgender Non-Discrimination Bill

GLAD issued the following statement by Transgender Rights Project Director Jennifer Levi after the Massachusetts State House passed the transgender accommodations bill by a vote of 116-36:

““This is an incredible moment. After years of brave and steadfast work by transgender people, family …

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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 the Obama administration to clarify that laws such as North Carolina's HB2 violate federal laws that prohibit sex discrimination, including both Title …

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