News Archives

Search our archives. Simply choose a state or topic from the pull down menus below.




Join Our Mailing List

We will send you updates about the changes GLAD is winning in the law and invitations to upcoming GLAD events.

Sign Me Up


For more information on a case,
contact Carisa Cunningham at 617-426-1350, or contact by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Latest News

May 23, 2016

VT High Court Hears Parentage Case Involving Lesbian Co-Parents

Today Vermont’s Supreme Court heard arguments in Sinnott v. Peck, a case involving a lesbian couple who raised two adopted children together for over ten years. Following the dissolution of their relationship and after jointly parenting for over three years, the adoptive mom began limiting Sarah …

Read More →

May 13, 2016

GLAD Applauds Federal Government Guidance on Protecting Transgender Students

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) applauded the guidance issued by the federal government today, directing public schools nationwide to ensure full inclusion of transgender students in schools including removing any barriers keeping transgender students from being able to use bathrooms and …

Read More →

May 13, 2016

HHS Issues New Rules Confirming Ban on Health Care and Insurance Discrimination against LGBT People

“These rules will dramatically improve the public health landscape for LGBT populations that suffer persistent health disparities due to pervasive bias and discrimination in health care settings and insurance coverage.”

(May 13, 2016, New York, NY) – The United States Department of Health and …

Read More →

May 12, 2016

GLAD Applauds MA Senate Vote Advancing Transgender Non-Discrimination Bill

GLAD issued the following statement by Transgender Rights Project Director Jennifer Levi after the Massachusetts State Senate passed the transgender accommodations bill (SB 735) by a vote of 33-4:

“Today we moved one giant step closer to securing full non-discrimination protections for transgender …

Read More →

May 9, 2016

Settlement Reached with Catholic High School that Committed Discrimination in Firing Married Gay Man

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) today announced a final resolution in the case Barrett v. Fontbonne Academy, in which a Catholic girls’ high school in Milton, MA rescinded an employment offer as food services manager to Matt Barrett, a gay man, upon learning that Matt was married to a man. …

Read More →

April 29, 2016

LGBT Legal Orgs Say NC and MS Federal Funding is at Risk for Anti-T Discrimination

GLAD has joined the American Civil Liberties Union, Lambda Legal, National Center for Lesbian Rights, and Transgender Law Center in a letter urging the Obama administration to clarify that laws such as North Carolina's HB2 violate federal laws that prohibit sex discrimination, including both Title …

Read More →

April 19, 2016

GLAD, NCLR Applaud Decision Affirming US DOE Rule Mandating Equal Treatment of Trans Students

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) today applaud a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit which confirms policy set by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights that ensures Gavin Grimm, a 15-year-old …

Read More →

April 13, 2016

Lawsuit Paves Way for Improvements to Overpayment Collection for LGBT Couples Receiving SSI

As a result, in part, of a lawsuit filed by GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), Justice in Aging, and Foley Hoag LLP on behalf of plaintiffs Hugh Held and Kelley Richardson-Wright and a proposed nationwide class, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has issued a new policy that provides a …

Read More →

April 7, 2016

GLAD Statement on ME Anti-Gay Ballot Initiative

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) issued the following statement on the new ballot initiative to remove sexual orientation and gender identity from Maine’s Human Rights Act:

“This latest effort to support discrimination against Maine’s LGBTQ people will be found profoundly distasteful by …

Read More →

April 5, 2016

Oral Arguments Heard in Case Addressing Legal Relationship of Children and Non-Biological Mother

Oral arguments were heard today by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) in Partanen v. Gallagher, a case involving legal parentage for a non-birth mother who, with her former partner, mutually agreed to have children by means of assisted reproduction and then raised the children together. …

Read More →