GLAD’s Work: Covering Gender Transition-related Care for Transgender People
Ensuring access to medical care for transgender people is one of the most dynamic areas of GLAD’s Transgender Right’s Project’s work. Having spent many years laying the necessary foundation to highlight the discriminatory nature of health insurance exclusions, the transgender community is finally reaping the rewards of that hard work. GLAD has been working throughout the New England region as well as in Washington, DC to reverse longstanding and deeply entrenched policies and laws that have resulted in the denial of insurance coverage.
After DOMA: Information for Married Same-Sex Couples
The fall of DOMA means that many married same-sex couples can access the spousal benefits provided by the federal government through its many programs. However, married same-sex couples, living in states that do not recognize their marriage, may not have access to the spousal benefits of some federal programs. Same-sex couples who are in a civil union or registered domestic partnership and are living in a state that recognizes their relationship may have access to Social Security spousal benefits, but not to the benefits offered to spouses by other federal programs.
For information about specific federal programs go to: After DOMA: Information for Married Same-Sex Couples
Transgender Health Insurance Road Map
Steps to take when trying to get health insurance coverage for treatment of gender dysphoria.
Same-Sex Spousal Health Benefits
Examines spousal health benefits for same-sex married couples.
A guide to long term disability benefits.
Insurance Coverage for Transgender People in Massachusetts
Most public and private health insurance policies in Massachusetts now provide coverage for transgender-related health care, including surgery.
GLAD’s Work In New Hampshire Produces Gains For LGBT Families
GLAD worked with the legislature to pass two laws. SB 394 solved some problems that remained after the passage of the marriage equality law and SB 353 created a comprehensive gestational surrogacy law. In addition, GLAD's victory in Re Guardianship of Madelyn B. awarded full parental rights to a woman who had held herself out as a parent for 11 years but who was not a legal parent by blood, marriage or adoption. The combination of these provides significant gains in family law protections for LGBT families living in New Hampshire.
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Highlights from the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
- Kosilek v. Spencer Questions and Answers
In, O'Donnabhain v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, GLAD won the right of transgender people to get treatment of GID qualified as medical care. This is a summary of that case.
AMA Resolution Fact Sheet
Provides information about the American Medical Association's decision to support private and public health insurers to cover people with Gender Identity Disorder.
Bragdon v. Abbott Q&A
A brief question and answer guide to address the impact of the HIV supreme court case, Bragdon v. Abbott.