Marriage Fight Takes Off in Vermont

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) receives its first Gill Foundation grant for the “Marriage Initiative,” an effort to advance marriage equality in New England. GLAD will go on to effectively litigate state-level marriage cases that provide the foundation down the road to winning marriage nationwide.

In a step forward, Vermont becomes the first U.S. state to legalize civil unions. However, at the same time, California, Mississippi, and Utah pass anti-LGBT laws forbidding same-sex marriage and adoption by same-sex couples.

The Gill Foundation formalizes its commitment to transgender equality by revising its mission to include gender identity.