Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)

Non-profit legal rights organization working to end discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status, and gender identity and expression.
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Primary geographic focus: NATIONAL
Organization type(s): Research/Policy/Organizing
Acronym or short name: GLAD
Tags: Civil Rights, Health Care, HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ

Through strategic litigation, public policy advocacy, and education, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders works in New England and nationally to create a just society free of discrimination based on gender identity and expression, HIV status, and sexual orientation.


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Same-Sex Couples Sue Social Security Over Benefit Snafu

Trudy Ring
March 10, 2015
Civil legal aid attorneys files a complaint to end to collections of overpayments by the Social Security Administration.

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Lawsuit seeks to recoup Social Security benefits for gay couples

Chris Johnson
Washington Blade (DC)
March 10, 2015
A new class-action lawsuit has been filed seeks to recoup Social Security benefits given to married same-sex couples after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act.

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Social Security Administration sued for recouping same-sex benefits

Justin Snow
Metro Weekly (DC)
March 10, 2015
The Social Security Administration is facing a class action lawsuit following allegations the agency discriminated against married same-sex couples.

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Social Security Sued for Discriminating Against Married Same-Sex Couples

Rainbow Times (MA)
March 10, 2015
Lawsuit charges that the Social Security Administration discriminated against same-sex couples by recouping SSI overpayments.


How Gay Marriage Became a Constitutional Right

Molly Ball
Atlantic, The
July 1, 2015
Story about the decade long campaign for marriage equality.

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Social Security Administration Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Treatment Of Same-Sex Couples

Chris Geidner
March 10, 2015
Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders and Justice in Aging filed suit against the Social Security Administration Tuesday on behalf of same-sex spouses being told to repay SSA’s overpayments.

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