Blog Posts from October 2013
Last month, my colleagues Amanda Johnston and Seth Bernstein and I hopped into a cab in Boston’s financial district. We had just left a video shoot with former Massachusetts Supreme Court Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall and were discussing some of her many fascinating observations about the Goodridge ruling she wrote 10 years ago.
Our cab driver, an old-school Bostonian with ginger hair and a wicked local accent, overheard our conversation and asked if we were making a documentary film. When we told him we had just interviewed Margaret Marshall about her historic ruling in GLAD’s Massachusetts marriage equality lawsuit, he immediately replied, “I rememba exactly wheah I was when I heard about that decision! I was drivin’ by the Omni Pahka House when I heard it on the radio.”
A wide range of federal agencies are involved in implementing the overhaul of DOMA and ensuring same-sex couples and families are treated equally under the law for federal purposes. Below is a list of agencies invovled in DOMA implementation which may be impacted by the government shutdown on October 1st.
Despite the government shut-down, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was rolled out yesterday, albeit with some glitches. Aside from the technical difficulties over at HealthCare.gov -- the online marketplace where you can shop for health insurance plans -- you may have questions about what the ACA has to offer you as an LGBT person or as someone living with HIV.