Gloria Allred

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Gloria Allred in 2012

Gloria Rachel Allred (née Bloom; born July 3, 1941) is an American civil rights lawyer who is noted for taking high-profile and often controversial cases; she has been particularly involved with cases involving the protection of women's rights.


Gloria Allred testimony before United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary (1990)
  • In 1973, the United States Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade. In the sweep of a pen, the Supreme Court promised all American women that there would never again be another Jane Roe, beginning distant courts for the basic human right to decide for herself whether to terminate a pernancy. Never again, the Court promised, may the State presume to intrude on a decision so intimate and significant that it may well determine the remainder of a young woman's life.
  • As attorneys, as lawmakers, and as judges, our first questions should be the effect of our decisions on real human lives.
    • Gloria Allred. (September 13, 1990). Testimony before United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
  • Women know that only a judge with a keener sense of the importance of women's rights to decide their own destinies, a judge that has demonstrated a commitment to women's right to choose, is entitled to the highest privilege of occupying that pivotal Supreme Court seat.
    • Gloria Allred. (September 13, 1990). Testimony before United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
  • What happened to Ms. Fluke’s free speech? Since when has it been okay to target people who testify before policy makers with vicious, unwarranted and defamatory attacks? You may think that all of your misconduct disappears because you label yourself an entertainer. Well, we are not entertained – we are disgusted. You think that your non-apology apology coming on the heels of advertisers abandoning your show will make them come back? I guess even some of your advertisers do not find you all that entertaining. We hope that your advertisers continue to show the good sense and judgment that you lack by abandoning your show in droves.
Gloria Allred at a Pride Parade in California (2010)
  • Women see you for who you are. I have received countless emails from women across the country who are outraged and want to do something about you. You may have thought that women would be silenced by your attacks, but just the opposite is true. Women are rallying because we see that your attack on Ms. Fluke is an attack on all of us and on our right to speak out publicly and to stand up for contraception and our reproductive rights.
  • It could be advantageous for Mr. Cosby to give up the statute of limitations because there is a huge cloud on his reputation and legacy.


  • Gloria Allred is a feminist attorney who has tried numerous cases to advance women's rights.
    • Lynne E. Ford (2008). "Allred, Gloria (Gloria Rachel Allred)". Encyclopedia of Women and American Politics. Facts on File Library of American History. Facts on File. p. 27. ISBN 978-0816054916. 
  • The lawyer Gloria Allred, a longtime master of the press conference.
  • Gloria Allred is a feminist lawyer and partner in the Los Angeles Law Firm of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg. She is well known for representing victims in women’s rights, sexual harassment, and Title IX cases.
    • Time staff (May 15, 2014). "Gloria Allred". Time magazine. Retrieved on December 6, 2014. 

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