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On November 6, voters re-elected President Barack Obama to a second term in office; approved marriage equality measures in Maine and Maryland, and defeated a proposed anti-marriage Constitutional amendment in Minnesota. Massachusetts voters sent Elizabeth Warren to the United States Senate and Joe Kennedy to the United States House of Representatives. They also elected Eileen Duff, an out lesbian, to the Governor’s Council and elected 25 pro-LGBTQ champions to Beacon Hill. MassEquality Executive Director Kara Suffredini, Esq. issued the following statement in response:

Nov 7, 2012

The MassEquality office will be CLOSED due to Hurricane Sandy on Monday, 10/29/2012.

Oct 29, 2012

 

Job Title: Communications Director

 

Reporting to: Executive Director

 

Background:

Oct 25, 2012

 

BOSTON, October 15, 2012—Last week, the day before National Coming Out Day and midway through National Bullying Prevention Month, New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes broadcast an offensive tweet about LGBT people to his 280,000 followers on Twitter. MassEquality Executive Director issued the following statement in response:

Oct 15, 2012

 BOSTON, September 27, 2012—Yesterday, the Massachusetts Department of Correction announced that it will appeal Massachusetts District Court Judge Mark Wolf’s ruling that gender reassignment surgery is medically necessary for an inmate housed at MCI-Norfolk. MassEquality Executive Director Kara Suffredini, Esq. issued the following statement in response:

Sep 27, 2012

 

BOSTON, September 18, 2012—On September 17, John Auerbach resigned as Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. MassEquality Executive Director Kara Suffredini offered the following statement:

Sep 18, 2012

 

BOSTON, September 7, 2012—Massachusetts primary elections were held yesterday. Twelve of the 20 candidates endorsed by MassEquality faced opponents. Eleven of them prevailed. MassEquality Executive Director Kara Suffredini, Esq. issued the following statement in response:

Sep 7, 2012

BOSTON, September 4, 2012—Today the Democratic National Committee (DNC) formally endorsed marriage equality for all Americans and called for repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act. The party also endorsed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. MassEquality Executive Director Kara Suffredini, Esq. issued the following statement in response:

Sep 4, 2012

 

Joint Statement regarding shooting at Family Research Council (FRC) from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organizations

We were saddened to hear news of the shooting this morning at the offices of the Family Research Council. Our hearts go out to the shooting victim, his family, and his co-workers.

Aug 15, 2012

Today, the Boston Globe reported that the Chelsea Collaborative, a social justice organization that works to end oppression for all members of the greater Chelsea community, has returned $40,000 in funding from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development because the Collaborative could not get clarity about whether or not it would be permitted to organize on behalf of LGBT people who had been discriminated against.

Aug 2, 2012