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July 23, 2015

GLAD ED Janson Wu’s Statement in Support of the Equality Act

Today the Equality Act, a comprehensive federal LGBT non-discrimination bill was introduced in Congress.  Janson Wu, Executive Director of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, issued the following statement:

“At GLAD we continue to hear from hardworking LGBT people who have been hurt by …

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July 22, 2015

DOJ Declines to Weigh in on Exclusion of Transgender People from ADA Protections

Yesterday in a Statement of Interest filed in the case Blatt v. Cabela’s Retail, the Department of Justice (DOJ) declined to weigh in on the constitutionality of an explicit transgender exclusion written into the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Today is the 25th anniversary of the passage of …

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Latest Blog Posts

July 23, 2015

Let’s Talk About Sex

This blog was originally posted on The Huffington Post on 7/22/15.

Last Thursday, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) -- the federal agency that enforces our country's main employment anti-discrimination law Title VII -- issued a landmark decision ruling that "allegations of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation necessarily state a claim of discrimination on the … Read More →

July 13, 2015

Re-Think the World Around You

As we go about our daily routines, we encounter the same objects over and over again.  Usually, we do not give these things a second thought and only look at them through one perspective—typically the most well-known or superficial perspective.  But what if we changed our perspective? Could seeing literal things in a new way change the way we, and society, look at sexual orientation, gender, and … Read More →

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January 31, 2014

Community Call: Doe v. Clenchy 1-31-2014

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April 25, 2015

Marriage Equality at the Supreme Court: From Goodridge to Obergefell

On April 28, 2015, Mary Bonauto will argue before the U.S. Supreme Court for the freedom to marry for all same-sex couples nationwide. In 2001 Mary and Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) filed the case that first brought marriage equality to the U.S. - with the landmark 2003 Goodridge v. … Read More →