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GLAD, NCLR on SCOTUS Denial of Review in Turner v. Pidgeon

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For immediate release: December 4, 2017                  

Statement of GLAD and NCLR on Supreme Court Denial of Review in Turner v. Pidgeon

This case is not over. It will now return to the Texas trial court for a final decision. It was an uphill battle to persuade the Supreme Court to grant review at this juncture because of the Court’s firm rule about taking cases only after a final judgment even where, as we noted in our friend of the court brief, a lower court ruling is subverting an important federal policy. We hope and expect the Texas trial court, on remand, will uphold spousal benefits for employees married to a person of the same sex, as Obergefell and common sense require.


Through strategic litigation, public policy advocacy, and education, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders works in New England and nationally to create a just society free of discrimination based on gender identity and expression, HIV status, and sexual

The National Center for Lesbian Rights is a national legal organization committed to advancing the human and civil rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education.

Amanda Johnston, Director of Public Affairs, GLAD / (617) 417-7769
Lauren Gray, Communications Director, NCLR / (215) 983-3099