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Blog Posts from March 2009

March 12, 2009 3:19 pm

What a Difference It Makes

What a difference it makes to have supporters of LGBT equality call and write their legislators.  Today, a New Hampshire House Judiciary Subcommittee voted to recommend that two LGBT equality bills “ought to pass” out of the committee.

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March 3, 2009 12:01 am

Feeling - and Fighting - Federal Discrimination Here at GLAD

Every year, I sign up for GLAD’s Flexible Spending Account, which allows me to put aside some pre-tax dollars to pay for medical expenses – mine and my family’s – that aren’t covered by health insurance.  My husband’s eyeglasses, co-pays, prescriptions and all-important Tums – it adds up. I really appreciate the benefit.  But every time I sign up, I feel a little queasy, because right next to my office sits my colleague, attorney Nima Eshghi.  Nima doesn’t even sign up for the FSA to use for her spouse, Kate.  That’s because FSAs are federally regulated, and the federal government doesn’t recognize Nima’s marriage – as it does mine.

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