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BOSTON, March 1, 2012—Today, Lady Gaga, in partnership with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, the MacArthur Foundation, and the California Endowment, formally launched the Born This Way Foundation.

MassEquality Executive Director Kara Suffredini, Esq. issued the following statement in response to launch of the Born This Way Foundation in Cambridge, Massachusetts:

Feb 29, 2012

BOSTON, FEBRUARY 24, 2012 — Statement by MassEquality Executive Director Kara Suffredini, Esq. on Maryland State lawmakers’ passage of marriage equality law that Gov. Martin O’Malley has pledged to sign:

Feb 24, 2012

BOSTON, FEBRUARY 24, 2012 — Statement by MassEquality Executive Director Kara Suffredini, Esq. on the appointment of Newton resident Holly Ryan to the Newton Human Rights Commission. Ryan is the first transgender person to serve on the commission:

Feb 24, 2012

 BOSTON, February 13, 2012—During Friday’s Conservative Political Action Conference, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney spoke about the history of marriage rights in Massachusetts.

MassEquality Executive Director Kara Suffredini, Esq. issued the following statement in response to his remarks:

Feb 13, 2012

 BOSTON, FEBRUARY 9, 2012 — Statement by MassEquality Executive Director Kara Suffredini, Esq. on Washington State lawmakers’ passage of marriage equality law that Gov. Christine Gregoire has pledged to sign by Valentine’s Day:

Feb 9, 2012

 BOSTON, FEBRUARY 7, 2012 — Statement by MassEquality Executive Director Kara Suffredini, Esq. on 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision finding Proposition 8 unconstitutional. Proposition 8 is the California ballot initiative that took away the rights of same-sex couples to marry:

 

Feb 7, 2012

  BOSTON, January 31, 2012—Statement by MassEquality Executive Director Kara Suffredini, Esq. on announcement by US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan that agency will end anti-LGBT discrimination in federal housing policies:

Jan 31, 2012

 BOSTON, January 23, 2012— Statement by MassEquality Executive Director Kara Suffredini, Esq. on Gov. Deval Patrick’s Designation of Wed., Jan. 25 As “No Name-Calling Day”:

“Gov. Deval Patrick is once again taking the lead on a critical issue impacting the safety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the state by designating this Wednesday, January 25 “No Name-Calling Day.” He is urging students, teachers, and others to wear black to “black out bullying.”

Jan 23, 2012

 BOSTON, JANUARY 18, 2012—Governor Deval Patrick will mark the historic passage of the Transgender Equal Rights Bill with a signing ceremony at the Statehouse tomorrow, Thursday, January 19 at 11 a.m. in the Senate Reading Room.

“No individual should face discrimination because of who they are,” said Governor Patrick. “This legislation gives Massachusetts the necessary tools to stop hate crimes against transgender people and to treat others fairly. I am proud to sign it.”

Jan 18, 2012

 BOSTON, JANUARY 5, 2012—Governor Deval Patrick will mark the historic passage of the Transgender Equal Rights Bill with a signing ceremony at the Statehouse on Thursday, January 19 at 11 a.m.

Jan 6, 2012