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Protecting Families

GLAD is working throughout New England to update state laws to affirm and protect contemporary families.

In 2018, Vermont became the second state in the country to pass a version of the 2017 Uniform Parentage Act. The state’s take on the 2017 Uniform Parentage Act, a recently updated model law designed to provide security and equality for all children, recognized that contemporary families are formed in many ways. Read our FAQ about this important law. 

In 2019, important bills that update state laws to protect LGBTQ families are up for consideration in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Read more below: