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February 13, 2016

GLAD Statement on the Passing of Justice Scalia

GLAD offers its condolences to Justice Antonin Scalia's family, colleagues, and friends on the death of this influential jurist, devoted husband and loving father. While we may have disagreed on constitutional interpretation, we shared and respected his passion for the law. 

February 9, 2016

1,200 Workers to Receive Notice of Lawsuit

Today a court-approved notice is being mailed to nearly 1,200 current and former Walmart employees who may have been denied the ability to put their same-sex spouses on their employee health plan.  The notice is the next step in a class action lawsuit arising from the case of Jacqueline Cote, a …

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December 9, 2015

GLAD Statement on Fisher v. UT Austin

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) joins a broad coalition of progressive allies in supporting the University of Texas-Austin today as it once again defends before the U.S. Supreme Court its holistic review of admissions candidates that allows for race-consciousness, among numerous other …

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December 2, 2015

Preliminary Injunction Stops Barnstable from Shutting Down Hyannis Needle Distribution Program

Declaring that AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod’s (ASGCC) needle access program “saves lives,” a Superior Court judge, in a first-of-its kind ruling, issued a preliminary injunction against the town of Barnstable, which had tried to shut down a needle distribution program run by the group in …

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November 25, 2015

Rhode Island says Transgender Health Insurance Exclusions are Prohibited under State Law

Yesterday, the Rhode Island Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner released a bulletin Regarding Prohibited Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity and Expression. The bulletin is a significant step toward increasing access to critical health care for transgender residents of Rhode …

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November 17, 2015

Department of Justice Weighs in on Transgender Exclusion in Americans with Disabilities Act

Yesterday the Department of Justice (DOJ) weighed in on the transgender exclusion written into the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), urging the court to ignore the exclusion in order to avoid a constitutional problem.

When the landmark law passed in 1990, it explicitly excluded from its …

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November 10, 2015

Barnstable Sued for Blocking Legal, Life-Saving Needle Distribution Program

Update: The judge has granted ASGCC's motion for a temporary restraining order to bar the town from enforcing the "cease and desist" order as the case proceeds. 

Today in Barnstable Superior Court, AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod (ASGCC) filed suit against Barnstable for preventing the group from …

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November 6, 2015

TGI and GLAD Applaud Removal of Medicaid Coverage Exclusions for Transgender Rhode Islanders

This week, Rhode Island’s Department of Health and Human Services announced that the state’s Medicaid program has removed arbitrary and outdated coverage exclusions for transgender Rhode Islanders.  The new guidance can be read here.

All major national medical and mental health experts, including …

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November 3, 2015

GLAD Weighs in on Fisher v. UT Austin in Amicus Brief Supporting Race as a Factor in Admissions

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) joined Lambda Legal, National Women’s Law Center and other partners in filing an amicus brief yesterday in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, currently before the U.S. Supreme Court. The brief supports UT-Austin’s use of race as a factor in …

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October 29, 2015

Brief Argues Treating Trans* Students Equally in Bathrooms Crucial to Development

Being able to use the same bathroom as other students at school is critical for the healthy development of transgender adolescents, says an amicus brief filed on behalf of medical and mental health associations by Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), National Center for Lesbian Rights …

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