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June 27, 2016

GLAD Applauds SCOTUS Decision in Whole Women’s Health v. Cole

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) applauded today’s 5-3 decision by the United States Supreme Court striking down draconian restrictions that the state of Texas imposed on abortion providers in 2013. 

GLAD and a coalition of 13 other LGBT, racial justice, and health equity organization …

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June 24, 2016

GLAD Voices Disappointment with Outcome of U.S. v. Texas

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) expressed disappointment with yesterday’s 4-4 decision by the United States Supreme Court in United States v. Texas. The tie means that two Obama administration programs to keep immigrant families together – DAPA and the expansion of DACA - will not be …

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June 23, 2016

GLAD Applauds SCOTUS Decision Upholding Admissions Policy in Fisher v. UT Austin

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) applauded today’s decision by the United States Supreme Court upholding the University of Texas’s admissions policy in which race may be considered as a factor.

GLAD joined Lambda Legal, National Women’s Law Center and other partners to submit an amicus …

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June 7, 2016

“Love Unites Us: Winning the Freedom to Marry in America” to hit bookstores June 14
Co-edited by Lambda Legal’s Kevin Cathcart and Leslie Gabel-Brett, includes chapters by 41 attorneys, activists and plaintiffs representing organizations and regions across the country who fought together for decades to make history.

(June 7, 2016, New York) – Just in time to celebrate the first …

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June 1, 2016

GLAD Applauds MA House Vote Advancing Transgender Non-Discrimination Bill

GLAD issued the following statement by Transgender Rights Project Director Jennifer Levi after the Massachusetts State House passed the transgender accommodations bill by a vote of 116-36:

““This is an incredible moment. After years of brave and steadfast work by transgender people, family …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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