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BOSTON, March 15, 2012—Organizers of the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade that takes place in South Boston rejected an application by MassEquality to participate in Sunday’s parade. In doing so, organizers cited the 1995 US Supreme Court decision in Hurley v. Irish-American Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Group of Boston, which held that parade organizers are legally able to exclude lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people from participating.

Mar 15, 2012

 

Today, MassEquality announces that Executive Director Kara Suffredini has been named a member of Eastern Bank’s Board of Corporators. Eastern Bank is a full-service commercial bank headquartered in Boston, and the corporate powers of the bank are vested in individuals who are known as Corporators. Corporators do not have a financial interest in, and receive no financial benefit from Eastern Bank, they represent the interests of the local community and, for governance purposes, are similar to stockholders.

Mar 7, 2012

 

Late last week, Northeastern University Student Government Association and Graduate Student Government Association voted against plans to allow Chick-fil-A, whose owners have donated millions of dollars to anti-LGBT causes, from opening a restaurant on campus.

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

Mar 6, 2012

On Monday, March 5, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will be speaking in Boston at a high profile political fundraiser. MassEquality today called on Christie, who vetoed a marriage equality bill Feb. 17 that had been passed by New Jersey lawmakers, to show respect for the rights of same-sex couples to marry and for the institution of marriage itself.

Mar 2, 2012

MassEquality announced that it raised $125,000 at its inaugural Icon Awards. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, philanthropist Ron Ansin, Chelsea Collaborative Executive Director Gladys Vega, and Eastern Bank were honored as Icons of LGBT Equality at the event, which took place at the State Room Feb. 29.

Mar 1, 2012

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