Blog Posts from October 2008
Diana Waldfogel was the dean of Simmons School of Social Work and President of the Massachusetts chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) in the 1980’s. When the Dukakis administration put into place a discriminatory anti-gay foster care policy, NASW Executive Director Carol Brill took on both Health and Human Services Secretary Phil Johnston - who likes to describe himself as a social worker - and Governor Dukakis - whom NASW and the social work community had helped to get into office through our work at the community level.
Having waited for the Connecticut marriage decision for two-thirds of my tenure at GLAD - and having spent the first one-third preparing for the briefs and argument in the case - seeing the handwritten sign on the office door at 8:57AM on Friday morning “Connecticut is Coming Down” was thrilling. And petrifying. Thrilling because of the long wait; petrifying because we had to implement the “decision-day plan” that for 17 months had just been a few pieces of paper.
Nothing is more important than defending marriage equality in California. Four states – California, Connecticut, Florida and Arizona – have questions about marriage equality on the ballot, and their outcome could set the marriage movement either forward or backward. State and national LGBT organizations, including GLAD, are uniting to support these critical state-level battles.
We have just launched our newly redesigned website and, with it, our new blog. We will be posting new blog entries, and moving over older entries, in the next few weeks. In the meantime, take a look around the new site and let us know what you think. If you’re looking for an old blog post, visit blog.glad.org.