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January 4, 2010

Mother Seeks Public Help to Locate Missing Child

In interstate custody dispute, the child’s other mother fails to transfer custody per court-order; disappears with child

In November, the Rutland Family Court in Vermont ordered that Lisa Miller transfer custody of the child to Janet Jenkins on January 1, 2010.  The transfer of custody did not …

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December 7, 2009

GLAD Publishes Marriage Guide for NH Same-Sex Couples

As the historic day (January 1, 2010) approaches when New Hampshire’s same-sex couples will be able to marry, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) has published “How to Get Married in New Hampshire”, providing those couples with a legal how-to on everything from changing names to the impact …

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December 4, 2009

GLAD Protests ENDA Delay

GLAD joined 21 other organizations in protesting the delay in action on passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

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December 3, 2009

Four New Members Join GLAD’s Board of Directors

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) is pleased to announce the appointment of four new board members, Dana Zircher, David Aldrich, John Kelly and Ken Hirschkind.

Dana Zircher is a senior software design engineer at Microsoft Corporation.  She has more than 15 years experience in the …

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November 17, 2009

GLAD Forcefully Responds to U.S. Motion to Dismiss DOMA Suit

Stepping up its litigation challenging Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) today filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts both an opposition to the federal government’s motion to dismiss Gill v. Office of Personnel …

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November 12, 2009

GLAD Celebrates CT Marriage Equality Anniversary

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, which won marriage equality in Connecticut in Kerrigan & Mock v. Department of Public Health, will mark the first anniversary with a little celebration and a little investigation.

“The past 12 months have seen amazing progress, with Connecticut, New Hampshire, …

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November 11, 2009

MA Voters Favor Protecting Transgender People from Discrimination

A new poll shows that 76% of Massachusetts voters, including 81% of women, support passing a law prohibiting discrimination against transgender people in employment, housing, and public accommodations.

The poll, conducted by Lake Research Partners from November 4-8 2009, was released today by a …

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November 4, 2009

GLAD Statement on Passage of Maine Question 1

Yesterday Mainers voted to overturn the marriage equality law that would have enable the state’s same-sex couples to marry.  Lee Swislow, Executive Director of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, which worked on both the legislative and ballot campaign, released this statement:

“Today, Maine’s …

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October 6, 2009

GLAD Opposes Elimination of Informed, Written Consent for HIV Testing in MA

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) has come out in opposition to Senate Bills 821 823, which would eliminate informed, written consent for HIV testing in Massachusetts. 

At a hearing today before the Joint Committee on Public Health, Bennett Klein, AIDS Law Project Director for GLAD, …

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September 18, 2009

GLAD’s Statement on DOJ Motion to Dismiss Gill DOMA Lawsuit

The Department of Justice has filed a motion to dismiss today in Gill v. Office of Personnel Management, GLAD’s lawsuit challenging Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act.

Mary L. Bonauto, GLAD’s Civil Rights Project Director and co-lead counsel in Gill, said “Nothing in the government’s brief …

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