How to Get Married in Massachusetts
A guide explaining both how to get married in Massachusetts and addressing issues that might arise for LGBT people looking to get married.
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 Shelter Access
Everyone, of any gender identity or expression, has the right to be treated with respect and dignity when accessing shelter services.
MA: Overview of Legal Issues for Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals, and Transgender People
Overview of legal issues for gay men, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people in Massachusetts. Issues addressed include anti-discrimination law, family law, hate crimes, sex laws, police issues and student rights.
Massachusetts Rights of LGBT Public School Students
Examines the rights and protections of LGBT students in Massachusetts public schools.
Same-Sex Spousal Health Benefits
Examines spousal health benefits for same-sex married couples.
Massachusetts Resource List
A streamlined list of GLAD's primary referrals to LGBTQ and HIV support services and organizations within Massachusetts, grouped by the type of services provided. Areas include: legal, mediation, civil rights, general health, HIV/AIDS, general LGBT, transgender, domestic violence/sexual assault, youth, housing, immigration and senior.
- Massachusetts Birth Certificate Gender Marker Tool Kit
Legal Issues for Non-Massachusetts Same-Sex Couples Who Married in Massachusetts
This publication deals with the validity of Massachusetts marriages entered into by non-Massachusetts residents prior to July 31, 2008.
Gender Identity Non-Discrimination Model Policy for Homeless Shelters
GLAD worked with the Lynn Emergency Shelter in Massachusetts on the following policy, which can serve as a model for other shelters in ensuring fair, equal and respectful access for transgender people.
EEOC Clarifies Protections For LGBT Employees
EEOC Commissioner Chai R. Feldblum issued a memorandum clarifiying federal employment anti-discrimination protections under Title VII for LGBT employees and urging the addition of explicit protections for sexual orientation and gender identity to Title VII.
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.
Anti-LGBT Violence and Harassment
Discusses violence and harassment against LGBT people and legal courses of action in Massachusetts.
MA: Overview of Legal Issues for People with HIV
An overview of anti-discrimination law, testing & privacy laws, and other laws related to people who are living with HIV/AIDS in Massachusetts.
Rights of LGBTQ Youth in Massachusetts
An overview of the rights of LGBTQ youth have in Massachusetts in schools, the child welfare system and the juvenile justice system, as well as a list of youth-related resources.
Massachusetts Students: What To Do If You’re Being Bullied
A guide to LGBT students on course of action if they are being bullied in public schools.
Domestic Partnership Benefits Overview
An overview of the rights accorded to those who are in domestic partnerships.
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Highlights from the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
- Know Your Rights After DOMA: What it Means for New England Married Same-Sex Couples
- Conozca Sus Derechos Después de DOMA: Qué Significa para las Parejas Casadas de New Englan
- Kosilek v. Spencer Questions and Answers
Social Security Benefits After DOMA: Are Spousal Benefits Now Available Yes!
This publication provides steps same-sex married couples can take to possibly preserve their rights to retroactive Social Security spousal or children benefits that are currently being denied because of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). If DOMA is declared unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court or is repealed by Congress while an appeal of the denial of a Social Security benefit is still active, there is a possibility that the benefit will be granted retroactively to the original date of the application.
Massachusetts’ Transgender Rights Law
What you need to know about Massachusetts' transgender non-discrimination law.
Massachusetts LGBTQ Student Rights Brochure
A brochure highlighting the rights of LGBTQ students in Massachusetts and providing a resource list. Contact GLAD Answers if you would like print copies of this brochure.
- Comparison of New England Anti-Bullying Laws
Housing Discrimination - Massachusetts
Discusses issues surrounding housing discrimination and ways to counter them.
Intention to Remarry Form
Informational copy of the intention to remarry form for the Massachusetts Commonwealth.
Intention of Marriage Form
Informational copy of the intention of marriage form for the Massachusetts Commonwealth.
Resources for People with HIV Who are Entering or Re-entering the Workplace (MA)
A list of resources for people with HIV who are entering or re-entering the workplace in Massachusetts.