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The HRC Announces its 2010 list of “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality”

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has released its annual list of “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality” with 305 companies receiving the distinction based on their employment policies and practices that include GLBT workers and their families. Continue reading

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Send a Message to the Federal Census Bureau in 2010: We Count!

Later this year, the United States Census Bureau will be mailing questionnaires to every single household in America.  Not surprisingly, the federal government will not be collecting any data on the number of American citizens who identify as gay, lesbian, … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Transgender Legal Advocates (MTLA) Announces Monthly Legal Clinic Schedule

Beginning in December of 2009, Massachusetts Transgender Legal Advocates will be holding one legal clinic on the second Thursday of every month between 5-7 at Boston Healthcare for the Homeless, located at 780 Albany Street, Boston (near Boston Medical Center). Continue reading

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On the Eve of 2010, the state of Same-Sex Marriage Throughout the World

On the eve of 2010, the following states, provinces, and countries throughout the world currently offer, or will soon offer, same-sex couples the same rights and recognition as opposite-sex couples. Continue reading

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Attorney Vaughn-Martel named in 2009 Boston Magazine list of Super Lawyers/Rising Stars

I was pleased to be named a Rising Star in Boston Magazine’s 2009 list of Massachusetts Super Lawyers! Thank you to my clients and colleagues for this honor.  Vaughn-Martel Law strives to provide dynamic and effective legal services and counseling … Continue reading

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Washington Family’s Plight a Reminder of the Importance of GLBT Estate/Financial/Health Planning

As reported by the Miami Herald, a federal court in Miami has thrown out the lawsuit of a Washington State lesbian who was denied access to her dying partner at Jackson Memorial Hospital. On February 18, 2007, Janice Langbehn and … Continue reading

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5 Years After Landmark Goodridge Decision: Massachusetts has Lowest Divorce Rate in U.S.

As reported by Examiner.com, provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control’s National Vital Statistics Report show that Massachusetts has the lowest divorce rate of any state, and that the rate of divorce in Massachusetts is dropping. …after over four … Continue reading

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