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Social Security Administration Sued for Third Same-Sex Widower Denied Survivor’s Benefits

Michael Ely and James “Spider” Taylor in their final photo together before Taylor's death.
National
This is the third lawsuit Lambda Legal has filed in the past year challenging Social Security’s requirement that couples be married for at least nine months to qualify for survivor’s benefits. ...
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Bermuda Marriage Ban Overturned, ‘Love Wins Again’

National
Wednesday, the Supreme Court of Bermuda agreed to overturn the nation’s same-sex marriage ban and decided in favor of OUTBermuda and its co-litigants. ...
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Supreme Court Fails to Affirm LGBT Equality Rights in Bakery Case

National
Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court handed the religious right a limited, fact-specific victory, ruling that the Colorado civil rights agency violated the religious rights of a Denver baker who refused to sell a same-sex couple a wedding cake. ...
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2020 Census Will Ask About Same-Sex Marriages for First Time

National
For the first time, the agency will add specific check boxes for same-sex couples to identify themselves, and it will ask people who check the white or black race boxes to say more about their national origins. ...
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OUTBermuda and Allies Fight for Marriage Equality

International
While marriage equality is just one issue facing the LGBTQ+ community, OUTBermuda believes it is well positioned to provide a legal voice on a topic that has recently been handled like a political football in Bermuda. ...
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Washington’s Uniform Parentage Act Signed Into Law

Politics Local
Washington Governor Jay Inslee has signed into law Senate Bill 6037, which substantially updates and improves Washington’s version of the Uniform Parentage Act. ...
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Bulgarian Lesbian Couple Take Marriage Equality Case to EU

Bulgaria Pride event in the country’s capital city Sofia. Photo: Human Rights Watch
International
If the women win their case it could set a precedent for recognition of same-sex marriage by a EU court forcing Bulgaria to recognize the women’s marriage. ...
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Supreme Court of Hawaii Hears Parentage Case Testing Marriage Equality Ruling

National
The case involves a dispute between a married same-sex couple regarding whether the non-biological mother, C.C., is a legal parent to their child and thus responsible for paying child support. ...
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LGBT Groups See Financial Growth and Stability as Movement Priorities Radically Shift

National
New data analysis released by the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) shows increased investments in LGBT organizations, perhaps as donors seek opportunities to respond to the new political climate. ...
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Bermuda Senate Votes to Repeal Marriage Equality

International
Under the guise of passing domestic partnership benefits, the bill seeks to strip loving same-sex Bermudan couples of the right to marry. The effort is being led by the Progressive Labour Party, which took power in July. ...
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