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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.

The hearing …

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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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February 2, 2010

GLAD Wins Case vs IRS on Sex Reassignment Deductions

The U.S. Tax Court today issued a long-awaited decision in O’Donnabhain v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, ruling that treatment for gender identity disorder (GID) qualifies as medical care under the Internal Revenue Code, and is therefore deductible.

“This decision treats Rhiannon O’Donnabhain …

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January 11, 2010

GLAD: Support the Perry Case, Fight for Justice

Lee Swislow, Executive Director of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, made the following statement about Perry v. Schwarzenegger:

As the Perry v. Schwarzenegger trial opens today, our thoughts and good wishes are with Kristin Perry and Sandra Stier, Paul Katami and Jeffrey Zarrillo, the …

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January 7, 2010

PJ Layng Joins GLAD’s Board of Directors

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) has added another board member to their ranks.  P.J. Layng, President of PJL Associates—an executive recruitment firm for the healthcare industry—was elected by GLAD’s board on November 19, 2009. 

Working in executive recruitment since 1979, P.J.’s …

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