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Cases: Connecticut

Pedersen et al. v. Office of Personnel Management et al.

Victory • 2013

June 26, 2013 U.S. Supreme Court rules DOMA Section 3 unconstitutional in Windsor v. United States

July 31, 2012 – Connecticut Federal District Court Judge Bryant rules that DOMA is unconstitutional.

Judge Bryant issued an… Read More →

CHRO and Dana Peterson v. City of Hartford

Loss • 2012

Update The Connecticut Appeals Court sided with the City of Hartford, ruling on September 18, 2012, that the trial court improperly reversed the original finding of the CHRO referee. Peterson’s petition to have the… Read More →

Patino v. Birken Manufacturing Co.

Victory • 2012

GLAD and the Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) applaud a May 4, 2012 ruling from the Connecticut Supreme Court that employers can be liable if they fail to protect employees from harassment based on sexual… Read More →

Considine v. Brookdale Senior Living

Loss • 2016

GLAD represented Kerry Considine in a discrimination suit against her employer, Brookdale Senior Living, after Brookdale denied her the right to put her wife, Renee, onto her employer-provided health plan. Kerry’s claim charged that Brookdale… Read More →

Passaro v. Bayer

Settled • 2014

Update, September 2014: Through proactive discussions and careful deliberation amongst our legal representatives, we have jointly reached an agreement, the terms of which are confidential, that results in the spousal survivor benefit requested.  We are pleased… Read More →

Raftopol v. Ramey

Victory • 2011

In a first-of-its kind decision, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled on Jan. 5, 2011 that a gay male couple who wanted to have children and used a gestational surrogate are the children’s legal parents, and… Read More →

Kerrigan & Mock v. Connecticut Dept. of Public Health

Victory • 2008

On Friday, October 10, 2008, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that gay and lesbian couples are entitled to full marriage equality.

On August 25, 2004, GLAD filed suit on behalf of eight gay and lesbian… Read More →

Brindamour, et al. v. Manchester Board of Education

Victory • 2003

GLAD used the Connecticut anti-discrimination provisions based on sexual orientation and marital status to help a group of teachers and school administrators in Manchester, CT to obtain insurance benefits for their domestic partners.  These educators… Read More →

Boy Scouts of America v. Wyman

Victory • 2002

GLAD worked to stop the special access of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to the Connecticut state employees’ charitable campaign in light of their discrimination based on sexual orientation.  Our participation in this matter… Read More →

Brett, et al., v. Town of West Hartford

Victory • 2002

GLAD successfully challenged the discriminatory policy of the Town of West Hartford municipal pool, which sought to exclude same-sex couples and their children from a discounted family membership rate.  In November 2002, the West Hartford… Read More →

In re Baby Z & An Act Concerning The Best Interest Of…

Victory • 2000

GLAD helped win second-parent adoption in Connecticut, through work in the courts and assistance to activists drafting legislation.  In April 1998, GLAD filed an amicus brief in the Connecticut Supreme Court in a case known… Read More →

In re John/Jane Doe

Victory • 2000

In November 2000, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) issued a landmark ruling stating that all transgender people are protected by Connecticut’s sex discrimination prohibitions.  Citing recent cases protective of transgender people,… Read More →