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Baker v. Diocese of Worcester et al.


GLAD and the ACLU of Massachusetts have submitted an amicus memorandum of law to the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination  in the case of Colby A. Baker v. Diocese of Worcester et al. 

The case involves… Read More →

Sinnott v. Peck


GLAD is representing Sarah Sinnott, a non-biological mother in Vermont, whose former partner has sought to disrupt Sarah’s relationship with their two children.  The former partner came into the relationship with one child adopted from… Read More →

ASGCC v. Town of Barnstable


Update July 20, 2016: We have filed a joint motion with the town of Barnstable requesting this case be sent directly to the appeals court. The trial judge agreed with us in his initial ruling: MA… Read More →

Blatt v. Cabela’s Retail Inc.


Update: The federal district court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania heard argument December 10. The hearing marked the first opportunity for the constitutional arguments for striking the transgender exclusion written into the ADA to… Read More →

Carcaño v. McCrory


GLAD has joined with the Transgender Law Center, National Center for Lesbian Rights and the firms of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman and Sigmon Law to submit an amici curiae brief on behalf of school administrators addressing their rationales for… Read More →

Cote v. Walmart


GLAD and co-counsel Peter Romer-Friedman of the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs (WLC) filed a class action complaint against Walmart, charging the retailer with discriminating against employees who were married to… Read More →

Doe v. Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company


GLAD has filed a complaint in Massachusetts Superior Court charging that Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company discriminated when it denied a gay man long term care insurance because he is taking Truvada. Truvada, a form of PrEP… Read More →

G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board


GLAD, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), and Goodwin Procter LLP have filed an amicus brief on behalf of medical and mental health associations in G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board, a case filed in federal… Read More →

Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College


Update, October 11: the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has granted en banc review.  Read more

Kimberly Hively, a former part-time instructor at Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana represented by Lambda Legal, is… Read More →

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and Individual Complainant v. The R.O.S.E. Fund, Inc


The GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project (GLBTQ-DVP) and Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) are pursuing a complaint with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) on behalf of a gay male survivor of domestic violence who… Read More →

Missouri v Johnson


GLAD has joined a friend-of-the-court brief submitted by The Center for HIV Law and Policy (CHLP) and the Missouri ACLU on behalf of Michael Johnson, a former Missouri college student sentenced to more than 30 years for… Read More →

Texas v. U.S.


On August 22, 2016,  U.S. District Court Judge Reed O'Connor issued a preliminary injunction against the federal government’s guidance to public school districts regarding their legal responsibility to allow transgender students to use the same… Read More →