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July 10, 2006

GLAD Faults Decision Perpetuating Marriage Equality Challenge

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) expressed dismay with today’s decision by the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) perpetuating a ballot measure challenging marriage equality in Massachusetts. The ruling came in Schulman v. Reilly, a lawsuit filed by GLAD in January 2006. The suit challenged …

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July 6, 2006

New York State Decision Permits Discrimination against LGBT Families

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) expressed dismay today about the New York Court of Appeals decision to deny marriage to same-sex couples.  Particularly troubling is the court’s misguided reliance on outmoded ideas about childrearing.

“If marriage is good for the children of …

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May 5, 2006

Case Establishing Sexual Orientation Discrimination Against N. H. State Employees

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) today applauded a decision by the New Hampshire Merrimack Superior Court that the New Hampshire Community Technical College System is committing sexual orientation discrimination when it denies benefits to the partners of gay or lesbian employees. The …

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April 27, 2006

GLAD Condemns Legal Attack on Lexington’s Gay & Lesbian Families

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) denounced the lawsuit filed today against Lexington schools as an attack on the community’s gay & lesbian families.

“Loving, stable gay and lesbian families send their kids to school all over this state.  Those families and kids need to be acknowledged …

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April 25, 2006

Attorney Janson Wu Joins Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), New England’s leading LGBT legal rights organization, is expanding its legal staff with the recent hiring of Janson Wu as its newest staff attorney.

Wu, a graduate of both Harvard University and Harvard Law School, is currently a coordinating attorney …

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March 30, 2006

GLAD Calls Out-of-State Marriage Decision a Disappointment

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) called today’s decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in Cote-Whitacre et al v. Department of Public Health a “disappointment.”

The court determined that if the law in the couple’s home state is silent on the issue of same sex couples …

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March 15, 2006

GLAD and Love Makes a Family Join Forces with Rev. John Selders

Reverend John Selders, pastor of the Amistad United Church of Christ in Hartford, has started work as a consultant for GLAD and Love Makes a Family doing outreach to Connecticut’s African-American faith communities on the issue of marriage equality for same-sex couples.

Reverend Selder is a …

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February 12, 2006

GLAD Announces Six New Board Members

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, New England’s leading legal rights organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status and gender identity and expression, announced the addition of six new members to its board of directors:

Sandy Anderson is Vice President …

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February 8, 2006

GLAD Resolves Case Involving Transgender Woman’s Firing

On behalf of Sarah Blanchette, a transgender woman, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) has settled on mutually satisfactory terms a lawsuit against St. Anselm College of Manchester, New Hampshire. The college fired Ms. Blanchette, a computer programmer, in April 2004, after learning that …

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January 3, 2006

GLAD Asserts Anti-Marriage Ballot Question Is Unconstitutional

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) today filed a lawsuit to challenge the Attorney General’s decision that a proposed ballot question that would once again exclude same-sex couples from marriage satisfies the Massachusetts constitution.

“The Attorney General simply got it wrong,” said Gary …

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