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June 29, 2015

CT Governor Signs Bill Modernizing Process to Change Gender on Birth Certificates

Last week, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed into law a bill that updates the state’s birth certificate procedures, enabling transgender people to change their birth certificates to the appropriate gender without having to undergo invasive and sometimes unnecessary surgical requirements.

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June 18, 2015

Married Same-Sex Couples File Preliminary Injunction against Social Security in Class Action Lawsuit

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), Justice in Aging, and Foley Hoag LLP filed a motion for a preliminary injunction against the Social Security Administration (SSA) yesterday (June 17) . As the country awaits an historic Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges that could bring …

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June 8, 2015

GLAD is Wicked Proud of Its History

To celebrate the 2015 Pride season, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) has produced an interactive timeline of its history at

“The timeline celebrates our movement’s history, appreciates our courageous plaintiffs, and, we hope, educates people about LGBT …

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June 8, 2015

Hartford Public Schools to Train Principals On LGBTQQ Issues in the 2015-2016 School Year

In the 2015-2016 school year, Hartford Public Schools, in collaboration with the LGBTQQ community (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning), will train its principals on issues of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.

The training will also be provided to …

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May 8, 2015

MA SJC Clarifies Legal Rights of Same-Sex Parents in Assisted Reproduction Arrangements

MA Supreme Judicial Court Clarifies Legal Rights of Same-Sex Parents in Assisted Reproduction Arrangements with a Known Donor

Parents Not Required to Notify a Known Donor of a Petition for Adoption

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) issued a ruling in Adoption of a Minor clarifying …

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May 4, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Will Not Hear Case Concerning Medical Care for Transgender Woman in Prison

The U.S. Supreme Court declined today 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 of Correction (DOC). The denial marks the end of the road legally in …

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April 28, 2015

Marriage Equality Arguments to Be Heard at U.S. Supreme Court Today

The United States Supreme Court will hear arguments today in the four marriage equality cases collectively known as Obergefell v. Hodges.

At 10 a.m. Mary L. Bonauto, Civil Rights Project Director for Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, will address Question 1, as formulated by the Court, “Does …

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March 31, 2015

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

Mary L. Bonauto, the Civil Rights Project Director for Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, will argue before the U.S. Supreme Court on April 28, 2015, 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 …

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March 31, 2015

Legal Teams Announce Advocates Who Will Argue in Supreme Court Marriage Equality Cases

Crystal Cooper, ACLU National, 212-519-7894, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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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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