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August 23, 2016

GLAD Applauds NH High Court Ruling on Role of Premarital Cohabitation in Divorce Proceedings

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) today applauded the New Hampshire Supreme Court’s ruling that a premarital period of interdependent cohabitation may be considered in the division of property when a couple, whether same-sex or opposite sex, is divorcing.

“We are still working toward full …

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August 22, 2016

District Court Issues Injunction against Guidance Protecting Transgender Students

“We will continue to file lawsuits representing transgender students and litigate them to the fullest extent of the law.”

(Fort Worth, TX – August 22, 2016) – A U.S. District Court judge today issued a preliminary injunction against the federal government’s guidance to public school districts …

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August 15, 2016

District Court Hears Challenge to Federal Guidance Protecting Transgender Students and Employees

“We oppose the efforts of state officials to manipulate the federal court system in order to skirt well-established law in their home circuits that affirm and respect the rights of transgender students and employees.”

(FORT WORTH, Texas) – Five leading national civil and LGBT rights organizations …

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August 1, 2016

MA Legislature Passes Insurance Mandate to Cover HIV-Associated Lipodystrophy

The Massachusetts House and Senate approved a bill late last night requiring insurance coverage for the treatment of HIV-related lipodystrophy. An Act Relative to HIV-associated Lipodystrophy Syndrome Treatment, sponsored by Representative Sarah Peake and Senator Mark Montigny, mandates that …

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July 14, 2016

Phill Wilson Black AIDS Institute Founder & President to Receive GLAD’s 2016 Spirit of Justice

Phill Wilson, founder and President of the Black AIDS Institute, and an early voice on HIV in the Black community, will be the recipient of GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders’ 2016 Spirit of Justice Award. 

“We could not be more pleased to honor Phill Wilson, whose work and example has been …

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July 13, 2016

One Hundred Doctors Urge Passage of MA Bill to Treat HIV-Related Lipodystrophy

Over 100 Massachusetts doctors have written a letter to MA House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo, urging the passage of An Act Relative to HIV-Associated Lipodystrophy Treatment (H927), a first-of-its-kind bill which would mandate insurance coverage to treat long-term survivors of HIV for a disfiguring …

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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 transgender accommodations bill, now on its way to Governor Charlie Baker for signature:

“Today is a great day for the …

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June 27, 2016

GLAD Applauds SCOTUS Decision in Whole Women’s Health v. Cole

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) applauded today’s 5-3 decision by the United States Supreme Court striking down draconian restrictions that the state of Texas imposed on abortion providers in 2013. 

GLAD and a coalition of 13 other LGBT, racial justice, and health equity organization …

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June 24, 2016

GLAD Voices Disappointment with Outcome of U.S. v. Texas

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) expressed disappointment with yesterday’s 4-4 decision by the United States Supreme Court in United States v. Texas. The tie means that two Obama administration programs to keep immigrant families together – DAPA and the expansion of DACA - will not be …

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June 23, 2016

GLAD Applauds SCOTUS Decision Upholding Admissions Policy in Fisher v. UT Austin

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) applauded today’s decision by the United States Supreme Court upholding the University of Texas’s admissions policy in which race may be considered as a factor.

GLAD joined Lambda Legal, National Women’s Law Center and other partners to submit an amicus …

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