This post-election period is bittersweet. Nationally, voters exorcised their economic angst on a lot of pro-LGBT pols. But here in Massachusetts, we retained an overwhelming majority of pro-LGBT lawmakers in the State House. And we reelected the most pro-LGBT Governor in history. As a result, Massachusetts is poised to do even more to protect the rights of LGBT citizens from cradle to grave.
Kara Suffredini, executive director of MassEquality, has a challenge for opponents of the Massachusetts Transgender Civil Rights Bill: Make it Better for youth in Massachusetts by engaging in a civil, respectful public debate about the bill.
BOSTON, OCTOBER 13, 2010—Statement by MassEquality Executive Director Kara Suffredini, Esq. on U.S. Department of Justice’s appeal of two court decisions finding Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional:
“This appeal is just one more step in the long road to repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, which forces states like Massachusetts to treat married same-sex couples like second-class citizens. But it serves as a much-needed reminder of the stark choice voters will have on Nov. 2.
BOSTON, OCTOBER 13, 2010 —Statement by MassEquality Executive Director Kara Suffredini on Judge Virginia A. Phillips’ order to the U.S. Department of Defense to immediately halt discharges under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”: