Blog Posts from June 2013
Bragdon v. Abbott, GLAD's culture-shifting 1998 Supreme Court victory, remains the foundational case in HIV and disability law. In ensuring ADA protections for people with HIV and AIDS, GLAD took the promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act and made it a reality in the daily lives of people living with infection. In its declaration that HIV is a disability and that discrimination is illegal, Bragdon changed attitudes and behavior.
“I hope [the justices] understand how important it is for students to be able to go to school and get an education, have fun, make friends and not have to worry about being bullied by students or the administration and to be accepted for who they are. That’s the most important thing.” - Nicole Maines
During Oral Argument in Windsor v. U.S., Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg suggested that DOMA renders the marriages of same-sex couples “Skim Milk Marriages.” When the Court issues its ruling this month, what might they say about the marriages of same-sex couples?
Did you know it is still lawful to discriminate against transgender people in Massachusetts in all of the places in the graphic below? The Massachusetts Transgender Equal Rights Coalition has created this graphic to boost awareness of the need to protect trans people in public accommodations.