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Relationships News

June 8, 2007

Gay Mainers to Have Family Medical Leave

Maine’s legislature passed a bill extending the protections of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to same-sex couples and their families. Working with Equality Maine, the Maine Civil Liberties Union, and the Maine Women’s Lobby, GLAD helped organize testimony, planned media strategy, and talked …

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May 7, 2007

Victory for Gay New Hampshire Employees Seeking Family Benefits

GLAD declared victory today as the state of New Hampshire dropped its appeal in the case Bedford and Breen v. New Hampshire Community Technical College System. The case involves Patricia Bedford and Anne Breen, two state employees who sought the same benefits for their same-sex partners and their …

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March 31, 2007

GLAD Supports Protections for Rhode Island Couples

GLAD is working with Marriage Equality Rhode Island (MERI) to advance an affirmative marriage equality bill during the 2007 legislative session. The bill was drafted by GLAD attorney Karen Loewy.

GLAD and MERI are also working to build a set of legal protections for same-sex couples through new …

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March 29, 2007

New Hampshire House Votes Down Anti-Gay Amendment

In another victory for equality, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted Wednesday against CACR1, a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban all recognition of same-sex partnerships.

March 21, 2007

New Hampshire House Votes for Second Parent Adoption, Bill Moves to Senate

The New Hampshire House of Representatives today passed HB 51, which would allow two unmarried adults to adopt a child. The bill passed with a vote of 234-127, and now moves on to the Senate.

Second Parent Adoption:

1. Assures children that their relationship with both parents is stable and …

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