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Blog Posts from May 2015

May 19, 2015 11:41 am

Know Your Rights: LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care

May is National Foster Care Month, a full month out of the year set aside to acknowledge and recognize those who play a role in the lives of youth in foster care.

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May 15, 2015 9:24 am

Good News for Married Same-Sex Spouses from SSA Emergency Action

Good News: Social Security Administration Emergency Order Puts Hold On Administrative Action Against Some SSI Recipients Married To A Spouse Of The Same SexGLAD’s lawsuit against the Social Security Administration (SSA) is producing needed results. An emergency order issued by SSA late last week puts a hold – at least temporarily – on issuing new overpayment notices to SSI recipients as a result of a change in recognition of a beneficiary’s same-sex marital status

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May 7, 2015 1:01 pm

Prom: The Rights of LGBTQ Students

For LGBTQ students, (prom can be) difficult to manage due to restrictions imposed on them by the school, or the pressure to go with a date that the school deems "appropriate." It does not help if social pressure is validated by school restrictions treating LGBTQ students as ‘less than’ or an added liability.

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May 5, 2015 12:46 pm

Our experience in Washington, D.C. at the Supreme Court

Last week, the GLAD Legal Assistants travelled to Washington, DC for the Supreme Court argument about marriage equality. Annie Sloan reflects on their experience: 

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