At The Intersections: Blogging (And Working) For Transgender Equality

By: Sunday June 10, 2012 1:26 am

Quoting Jos at Feministing from her post entitled Netroots ’12: watch Blogging for Transgender Equality: I’m on a panel at Netroots Nation this morning about blogging on transgender issues, and you can watch the panel right here – it’s streaming live at 10:30am. The panelists are a badass group I’m proud to be a part [...]

Marriage Equality Advocates in Maine Announce Ballot Campaign

By: Thursday January 26, 2012 12:44 pm

Maine has a proud history of tenacity in its pursuit of civil rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. In November 2005, after several rounds of legislative action and ballot measures stretching over 12 years, Mainers voted to uphold their LGBT non-discrimination law by a margin of more than 10 percent. A similar [...]

Quote of the Day, Bonehead Edition

By: Thursday May 6, 2010 1:43 am

This is from the anti-LGBT Massachusetts Family Institute’s 5.5.10 E-Alert, on the subject of GLAD’s Section 3 challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).  The case is being heard in federal district court today (Thursday). “The court should reject this thinly-veiled attempt to impose same-sex marriage on American citizens who have overwhelmingly voted [...]

Massachusetts Transgender Equality Lobby Day, January 21

By: Sunday January 17, 2010 6:00 am

“An Act Relative to Gender-Based Discrimination and Hate Crimes” (H. 1728/S. 1687) got a hearing last July in the Massachusetts Joint Committee on the Judiciary.  Then, nothing.  In light of the recent poll showing that 76% of Massachusetts voters, including 81% of women, support passing a law, isn’t it high time that the bill got [...]

How will GLAD’s victory in the DOMA Section 3 challenge affect me?

By: Tuesday November 17, 2009 9:00 pm

Today, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) filed a Motion for Summary Judgment in US District Court as part of their response to the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Motion to Dismiss Gill v. OPM, a challenge to Section 3 of DOMA.  DOMA Section 3 prevents the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages.  The DOJ [...]

DOJ files motion to dismiss GLAD’s anti-DOMA Gill v. Office of Personnel Development

By: Friday September 18, 2009 6:00 pm

Today the Department of Justice filed a motion to dismiss Gill v. Office of Personnel Development, GLAD’s lawsuit challenging Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).  DOMA Sec. 3 prevents the federal government from recognizing legally married couples if the spouses aren’t of different sexes.   As in other DOMA-related filings from the [...]

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