Community Call: Doe v. Clenchy 1-31-2014
Doe v. Clenchy Oral Argument at the Maine Law Court
GLAD represents a transgender girl whose Orono, Maine, school failed in its responsibility to treat her the same as other students. The case was argued before Maine’s highest court on July 12, 2013.
New York DOMA Briefing 2012
Analysis of U.S. District Court Ruling Declaring DOMA Sec 3 Unconstitutional
On July 8, 2010, U.S. District Court Judge Joseph L. Tauro ruled that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, with respect to claims brought by seven married same-sex couples and three widowers from Massachusetts in GLAD’s lawsuit Gill et al v. Office of Personnel Management et al and with respect to the Massachusetts Attorney General’s challenge on behalf of the Commonwealth.
In this audio segment, GLAD Legal Director Gary Buseck offers some analysis of the rulings.
You can read the decision in Gill here
For more information about the meaning of these two rulings and what is likely to come next, read our FAQ.
Rhiannon O’Donnabhain’s Story
GLAD plaintiff Rhiannon O’Donnabhain - whose suit against the Internal Revenue Service resulted in the key decision in U.S. Tax Court that medical care related to sex-reassignment is deductible under the Internal Revenue Code - shares her story at a recent GLAD Transgender Rights Project event.
Disputing the Right’s False Claims of Intimidation by the LGBT Community
In a recent brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court GLAD and other LGBT legal organizations refute the increasingly common false claims presented in Doe v Reed and other cases before the Court that individuals who support anti-gay initiatives have been subjected to “systematic intimidation” by the LGBT community.
GLAD Legal Director Gary Buseck spoke recently about the content of the brief, some of the specific accusations addressed (and proven false), and the hope that this brief and the accompanying analysis will help draw attention to the fact that it is the LGBT community - and not those who sign anti-gay petitions - who are the real targets. You can find a document citing and analyzing the accusations here.
Equality for Transgender Tax Payers Community Call
On February 2, 2010, the U.S. Tax Court issued a long-awaited decision in O’Donnabhain v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, ruling that treatment for gender identity disorder (GID) qualifies as medical care under the Internal Revenue Code, and is therefore deductible.
That afternoon, GLAD and the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) hosted a community conference call to discuss the victory and what it means in the larger struggle for transgender rights. GLAD Transgender Rights Project Director Jennifer Levi and NCTE’s Executive Director Mara Keisling led the discussion.
GLAD’s Carisa Cunningham on Maine’s Marriage Vote
GLAD Director of Public Affairs and Education Carisa Cunningham in a November 8, 2009 interview on WMBR radio about the passage of Question 1 - repealing the marriage equality law - in Maine.
“This interview was produced by I.B.I.S. Radio, the Independent Broadcast Information Service, for “RADIO with a VIEW.” Marc Stern and Dave Goodman, Producers.”