BOSTON, February 23, 2011—Today the Obama Administration announced that it will no longer defend the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA) in federal lawsuits challenging the law. In a letter to Congress, Attorney General Eric Holder concluded that sexual orientation classifications require heightened judicial scrutiny, and that Section 3 of DOMA is unconstitutional.
BOSTON, February 2, 2011—MassEquality’s annual signature fundraiser, The Red Party, will be held Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 7 p.m. at The Estate, One Boylston Place (The Alley), Boston. Proceeds from the event will be used to fund MassEquality’s work to end anti-LGBT bullying in schools.
Longtime policy advocate Carly Burton will run political and policy program, and Equality California veteran Chris Riley will direct MassEquality field work
BOSTON, January 26, 2011 —MassEquality announces today that it has named longtime advocates Carly Burton and Chris Riley as its new Director of Public Policy and Political Affairs and Field Director, respectively.
December 22, 2010—Longtime ally Cathy Whitman died Tuesday, December 21 after a long battle with cancer. Cathy supported MassEquality’s work as a major donor, and as the beloved sister of Sara Whitman, chair of the MassEquality.org Board of Directors.
Today’s vote by the U.S. Senate to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ is an historic victory for LGBT equality, and it would not have happened without you.
Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown was a key vote for repeal. Since March, you signed 2,262 postcards urging Sen. Brown to vote for repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and we delivered them to Sen. Brown during visits to his Boston office.
You wrote 110 handwritten letters to Sen. Brown urging him to support repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and we got them to his office.