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October 10, 2007

Marriage Equality to be Focus of Stamford Panel Discussion

October 10, 2007 —On Wednesday, October 17th, major players within the Connecticut marriage equality movement will gather for Connecticut Marriage Equality: Where are we now?, a panel discussion hosted by Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), Love Makes a Family, and the Triangle Community …

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October 4, 2007

Court to Hear Appeal in Case of Girl with HIV Against MassHealth

October 4, 2007—Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) will represent a teenaged girl when she appeals a lower court decision upholding MassHealth’s refusal to pay for her HIV-related surgery. Oral argument in the Massachusetts Court of Appeals is scheduled for October 9, 2007 at 9:30 a.m.

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September 18, 2007

GLAD to Honor Terrence McNally at Spirit of Justice Award Dinner

September 18, 2007—Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) will honor Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, one of American’s leading dramatists, at its 8th annual Spirit of Justice Award Dinner.  The event takes place on Friday, September 28, 2007 at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel.

“Terrence …

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July 18, 2007

GLAD Challenges IRS on Deduction for Sex Reassignment Surgery

Rhiannon O’Donnabhain “lived in anguish” as a male, struggling with the sense that she was, in fact, a female. In 1996, she was diagnosed with gender identity disorder (GID) and undertook a course of professionally prescribed medical treatments that included her 2001 sex reassignment surgery.

Ms. …

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June 18, 2007

Vermont Family Court Dissolves Civil Union, Orders Visitation

The custody dispute between Janet Jenkins and former civil union spouse Lisa Miller moved closer to a final resolution on Friday June 15, with a final order from Vermont Family Court Judge William Cohen dissolving the civil union and ordering regular parent-child contact between Janet Jenkins and …

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June 14, 2007

GLAD Cheers Defeat of Anti-Gay, Anti-Marriage Equality Measure

GLAD’s successful lawsuit, Goodridge v. Department of Public Health, brought marriage equality to Massachusetts. We’re proud of our state today,and we applaud the legislature for showing that Massachusetts is strongly behind fairness. Equality for gay and lesbian citizens has
enriched our state, …

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May 16, 2007

Massachusetts Affirms Marriages of New York Same-Sex Couples

Massachusetts should not have barred lesbian and gay couples from New York from marrying in Massachusetts prior to July 6, 2006, according to a judgment entered by a Massachusetts court on May 10, 2007. The ruling means that New York couples who married in Massachusetts before July 6, 2006 have a …

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May 14, 2007

GLAD Argues for Marriage Equality Before CT Supreme Court

The state of Connecticut violates its own constitution by denying same-sex couples the right to marry, argued Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) before the Connecticut Supreme Court today.

Representing eight same-sex couples in Kerrigan and Mock v. Department of Public Health, GLAD Senior …

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May 7, 2007

Victory for Gay New Hampshire Employees Seeking Family Benefits

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) declared victory today as the state of New Hampshire dropped its appeal in the case Bedford and Breen v. New Hampshire Community Technical College System.  The case involves Patricia Bedford and Anne Breen, two state employees who sought the same benefits …

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April 30, 2007

US Supreme Court Declines to Review Miller-Jenkins Case

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) hailed the decision of the United States Supreme Court today not to hear an appeal in the case of Miller-Jenkins v. Miller-Jenkins, involving a custody dispute between former Vermont civil union partners Lisa Miller and Janet Jenkins.  GLAD represents the …

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