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April 8, 2015

GLAD Applauds EEOC Ruling Expanding Workplace Protections for Transgender Employees

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued a groundbreaking decision stating that employers must provide transgender employees access to restroom consistent with their gender identity and must refer to them by their proper name.  The decision is a key next step towards …

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March 31, 2015

GLAD’s Mary Bonauto To Argue Marriage Cases Before U.S. Supreme Court

Mary L. Bonauto, GLAD's Civil Rights Project Director, will argue before the U.S. Supreme Court on April 28, 2015, on behalf of same-sex couples who are currently being excluded from marriage. She will stand on behalf of the Michigan case DeBoer v. Snyder and the Kentucky case Love v. Beshear.

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March 30, 2015

Joint LGBT Coalition Letter to Indiana Leaders

Dear Governor Mike Pence, House Speaker Brian Bosma, and President of the Senate David Long:

We write to you today as leaders of organizations representing tens-of-thousands of Hoosiers and millions of Americans who are committed to advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender …

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March 27, 2015

Victory! Connecticut Removes Barrier for Medicaid Coverage of Transgender Health Care

Earlier this week the Connecticut Department of Social Services updated state regulations to require Medicaid to cover treatment for Gender Dysphoria.

Transgender Rights Project Director Jennifer Levi, who led GLAD’s work with state allies to advocate for the new regulations, applauded the update: …

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March 16, 2015

Advocates Ask Supreme Court to Hear Case Concerning Medical Care for Transgender Woman in Prison

Petition Asserts First Circuit Disregarded its Proper Role

Lawyers today petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal on behalf of Michelle Kosilek, a transgender woman who has been denied essential health care while serving a prison sentence in the custody of the Massachusetts Department …

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March 10, 2015

Social Security Sued for Discriminating Against SSI Recipients Married to a Same Sex Spouse

SSA is Demanding Refunds of Benefits Paid as Result of Agency's Discrimination

GLAD, Justice in Aging, and Foley Hoag LLP today filed a class action lawsuit, Held v. Colvin, against the Social Security Administration (SSA) on behalf of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients married to …

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February 27, 2015

Opening Brief Filed Today with SCOTUS in Michigan Marriage Equality Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Lawyers for Michigan nurses April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse, who seek to marry in their home state of Michigan, today filed their opening brief with the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court agreed to hear their case, DeBoer v. Snyder, along with marriage-related cases from Ohio, Tennessee …

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February 26, 2015

GLAD Testifies in Opposition to Proposed HIV Criminalization Legislation in Rhode Island

GLAD AIDS Law Project Director and Senior Staff Attorney Ben Klein testified before the Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee February 24 in opposition to H 5245, An Act Related to Criminal Offenses - Criminal Transmission of HIV, proposed legislation that would criminalize failure to disclose HIV …

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February 22, 2015

Animus on Display: Why Arkansas SB 202 Deserves a Veto

In response to the passage of SB 202 by the Arkansas legislature, the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Arkansas, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, Lambda Legal, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights issued the following statement:

“Last Tuesday, after a series of lightning-fast …

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January 16, 2015

SCOTUS Will Hear Marriage Case Filed by Michigan Nurses April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse

Washington, D.C., January 16, 2015 – The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to review a federal appeals court decision upholding Michigan’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples. By granting the petition filed by Michigan couple April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse, the Court will be considering Michigan’s ban …

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