Achieving LGBTQ Equality Through Litigation, Legislation, Policy, and Public Education

Press Release


Joint Statement from GLAD and NCLR on the Supreme Court’s Denial of Review in Turner v. Pidgeon

For immediate release: December 4, 2017          
Amanda Johnston, GLAD / (617) 417-7769
Lauren Gray, NCLR / (215) 983-3099

Statement from GLAD and NCLR on Supreme Court Denial of Review in Turner v. Pidgeon

“This case is not over. It will now return to the Texas trial court for a final decision. It was an uphill battle to persuade the Supreme Court to grant review at this juncture because of the Court’s firm rule about taking cases only after a final judgment even where, as we noted in our friend of the court brief, a lower court ruling is subverting an important federal policy. We hope and expect the Texas trial court, on remand, will uphold spousal benefits for employees married to a person of the same sex, as Obergefell and common sense require.”  



Through strategic litigation, public policy advocacy, and education, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders works in New England and nationally to create a just society free of discrimination based on gender identity and expression, HIV status, and sexual 


 The National Center for Lesbian Rights is a national legal organization committed to advancing the human and civil rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education.


© 2020 National Center for Lesbian Rights. All rights reserved. Give us Feedback. Read our Privacy Policy. State Regulations.
NCLR announces new Executive Director.  Please welcome Amani Rupert-Gordon with a year-end gift