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March 31, 2015

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

Mary L. Bonauto, the Civil Rights Project Director for Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, will argue before the U.S. Supreme Court on April 28, 2015, 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 …

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March 31, 2015

Legal Teams Announce Advocates Who Will Argue in Supreme Court Marriage Equality Cases

Crystal Cooper, ACLU National, 212-519-7894, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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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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March 17, 2015

Legal Teams Submit Proposal to U.S. Supreme Court Regarding Oral Argument in Marriage Cases

(Washington D.C. March 17, 2015) — Today counsel representing all plaintiffs from the Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee marriage lawsuits submitted a proposal to the U.S. Supreme Court requesting that argument time be divided equally among the cases from the four states.

The Court previously …

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March 16, 2015

Advocates Ask Supreme Court to Hear Case Concerning Medical Care for Transgender Woman in Prison

Lawyers today petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court 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 DOC has denied Kosilek gender …

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March 10, 2015

SSA Sued for Discriminating Against SSI Recipients with a Same-Sex Spouse

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), Justice in Aging, and Foley Hoag LLP today filed a class action lawsuit, Held v. Colvin, against the Social Security Administration (SSA) on behalf of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients married to someone of the same sex in or before June 2013. …

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March 1, 2015

An open letter from LGBTQ organizations in the United States

An open letter from LGBTQ organizations in the United States regarding the epidemic violence that LGBTQ people, particularly transgender women of color, have experienced in 2015.

We appear to be in a moment of crisis in LGBTQ communities.  Unfortunately, this is not new: our movement was born …

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February 27, 2015

Opening Brief Filed Today with SCOTUS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Lawyers for Michigan nurses April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse, who seek to marry in their home state of Michigan, today filed their opening brief with the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court agreed to hear their case, DeBoer v. Snyder, along with marriage-related cases from Ohio, Tennessee …

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January 16, 2015

SCOTUS Will Hear Marriage Case Filed by Michigan Nurses April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse

Washington, D.C., January 16, 2015 – The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to review a federal appeals court decision upholding Michigan’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples. By granting the petition filed by Michigan couple April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse, the Court will be considering Michigan’s ban …

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December 29, 2014

GLAD Announces New Board Members

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) announced the appointments of Mark Stephen Brown and Shane Dunn to its Board of Directors.

“I am excited to welcome Mark and Shane to GLAD’s Board,” said Board President Dianne Phillips. “At this critical time for our community, their passion and …

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