GLAD's historic victory in Goodridge v. Massachusetts law explicitly prohibits discrimination based on gender identity, sexual orientation and HIV status. Disclaimer: This website provides general information only and should not be taken as legal advice for any specific situation.
Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts brought down the house at Thursday night's series of CNN town halls on LGBTQ rights with her pithy answer to a question on what she would say to someone who didn't support same-sex marriage. In all, nine presidential candidates participated in back-to-back mini town halls hosted in partnership with the Human Rights Campaign in Los Angeles, answering questions on how they would protect and expand LGBTQ rights in America. The town-hall event spanned several hours, but Warren had the line of the night when Morgan Cox, a Texas businessman who is chairman of the Human Rights Campaign's board of directors, asked her a question.
Jump to navigation. Washington, D. For LGBT citizens in Massachusetts, this policy provides fair and equal access to business contracting opportunities that cultivate innovation, create jobs, and drive economic growth throughout the Commonwealth.
Victoria Whitley-Berry. Margaret Drury on May 17, They were the first couple to be married in Cambridge that morning. Tanya McCloskey and Marcia Kadish didn't set out to make headlines when they got married on May 17,
Rushing, a Democrat, viewed the seal as threatening and denigrating to Native Americans; he also saw it as contrary to the image that progressive Massachusetts likes to project. With support from Native Americans, Mr. Rushing began a quest to prod the state to change the seal and flag.
Baker, one of few prominent Republicans to support gay marriage, worked previously with the chamber to expand a program that helped minority-owned businesses get access to state contracts. In a interview Friday, Baker told the Globe the Las Vegas event was a good opportunity to share his style and brand of governing with other Republicans. Our gala was to serve as an opportunity to recognize the Governor for that leadership, and to connect him with other honorees and policymakers focused on increasing opportunities for every American.
Charlie Baker signed a measure into law prohibiting the widely discredited practice for youth. Brendan Moss, a Baker spokesperson, confirmed via an email to the Washington Blade his boss signed the legislation against conversion therapy. A survivor of conversion therapy, Shurka testified before the Massachusetts legislature about his firsthand experience with the practice and urged lawmakers to pass the bill.
A gay village also known as a gay neighborhoodgay enclavegayvenuegay ghettogayttogay districtgaytown or gayborhood is a geographical area with generally recognized boundaries, inhabited or frequented by many lesbiangaybisexualand transgender LGBT people. Gay villages often contain a number of gay-oriented establishments, such as gay bars and pubs, nightclubsbathhousesrestaurantsboutiques and bookstores. Such areas may represent a LGBTQ-friendly oasis in an otherwise hostile city, or may simply have a high concentration of gay residents and businesses.
From rural to urban to coastal areas, Massachusetts projects diversity, and not just in terms of its geography. The state is gay-friendly, exemplified by the large LGBT communities in Northampton and Provincetown, but these towns are not aberrations. And gay marriage has been legal for more than 10 years.
The Economic Development Division offers business development services to Cambridge small businesses. Staff assist businesses from many business sectors, including women-owned and minority-owned businesses. Click here for information on the City of Cambridge's purchasing policies and vendor registration. Businesses do not need to be state certified to be listed in the Cambridge Business Diversity Directory.