Fulfilling Family Equality through the Massachusetts Parentage Act
Monday, March 7 2022
1:10 pm - 2:10 pm
About the Event
Join Salem State University’s Berry Institute of Politics and GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) for a free virtual panel to discuss the Massachusetts Parentage Act, a bill pending in the Massachusetts legislature that would ensure important legal protections for children, including children with LGBTQ+ parents.
Advocates, parents, and children will discuss the gaps in current Massachusetts law that harm LGBTQ+ families, describe how the Massachusetts Parentage Act will provide equal access to parentage – the secure legal relationship between parents and children – and share their experiences of working to change the law.
- Patience Crozier, Senior Staff Attorney at GLAD
- Julian Cyr, Massachusetts State Senator & Co-Sponsor of the Massachusetts Parentage Act
- Emily McGranachan, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Family Equality and child of LGBTQ+ parents
- DJ, a local youth activist whose family would benefit from the protections of the Massachusetts Parentage Act