Giving Compass’ Take:
• Nicole Gallucci at Mashable, interviewed Mary Bonauto, the lawyer who helped legalize same-sex marriage, about her current work and the future she sees for LGBTQ rights.
• How are donors engaging with current policies that impact the rights of the LGBTQ population?
In the 50 years since the Stonewall uprising, America has made significant progress in the fight for LGBTQ rights. We still have a long way to go, but without the efforts of one remarkable individual, Mary Bonauto, we wouldn’t have gotten as far as we are today.
For decades, the attorney, activist, and Civil Rights Project Director for GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) has advocated for LGBTQ inclusion and equality, working cases around the country and playing a critical role in the legalization of same-sex marriage.
Among Bonauto’s many achievements: making history serving as lead counsel in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health, the landmark case that led Massachusetts to become the first state to allow same-sex couples to legally marry in 2004. She also argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges, the case that led to the nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage in 2015.
In honor of Pride Month, Bonauto spoke with Mashable about the work she’s doing with GLAD, the future milestones she hopes to see the LGBTQ community achieve, how people can get involved, and more.
Read the full article about Mary Bonauto by Nicole Gallucci at Mashable.
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