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June 8, 2010

Incarcerated Transgender Woman Can Pursue Case for Appropriate Medical Care

A U.S. district court judge in Massachusetts has denied the government’s request to dismiss the case of Vanessa Adams, a Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) inmate with gender identity disorder (GID). For years, the BOP denied Ms. Adams treatment for her serious medical condition. As a result, Ms. …

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May 27, 2010

Tax Harms to Same-Sex Couples Grow as DOMA Continues

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders filed an amended complaint this week in Gill v. OPM, its lawsuit challenging Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

The complaint updates the tax overpayments of three of the plaintiff couples due to their inability to file their federal income tax …

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May 6, 2010

Federal Court Hears Arguments in DOMA Challenge

This morning in Boston, six years after the first same-sex couples in the country started marrying in Massachusetts, eight married same-sex couples and three widowers went to Federal District Court to hear arguments in their challenge to Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). DOMA …

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May 5, 2010

Federal Court to Hear Arguments Tomorrow in DOMA Challenge

Tomorrow, May 6, in Boston, eight married same-sex couples and three widowers will go to Federal District Court to hear arguments in their challenge to Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as only between a man and a woman for all purposes under federal …

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April 28, 2010

Supreme Court Hears Argument in Doe v Reed

(Washington, D.C. April 28, 2010) – Today,  the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Doe v Reed, in which anti-gay groups present the false claim that they have been subjected to “systematic intimidation” by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (“LGBT”) community.  Anti-gay groups that …

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April 8, 2010

GLAD’s DOMA Challenge Heads to Court

On Thursday, May 6, 2010, the Federal District Court in Boston will hear oral arguments on the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), in the case of Gill v. Office of Personnel Management, brought by Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) in March 2009.

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April 1, 2010

Legal Groups File Brief Disputing False Claims of Harassment

(Washington, D.C. April 1, 2010) –In a friend-of-the-court brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court today, the nation’s leading LGBT legal organizations, Lambda Legal, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) – together with the Human Rights …

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March 16, 2010

Gay RI Couples Discuss Marriage Equality in New Video

Marriage Equality Rhode Island (MERI) and Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) announced the debut of “Valuing All Families: Marriage Equality in Rhode Island”, a video featuring five Rhode Island same-sex couples talking about what marriage means to them.

The video is a new tool in the …

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March 15, 2010

Lambda Legal, GLAD File Brief Defending UC Non-Discrim. Policy

Washington, D.C. - March 15, 2010 - Lambda Legal and Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) filed a friend-of-the-court brief today with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the University of California Hastings School of Law in a case brought by the Christian Legal Society (CLS) challenging …

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February 25, 2010

Panel Discussion on Queer Immigrant Rights

On Monday March 1st Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD), along with a number of queer community groups, will host a panel discussion on immigration issues facing the LGBT and HIV communities at Northeastern University.

The panel features prominent Boston immigration attorneys, Richard …

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