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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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Social Security Administration sued on behalf of lesbian seeking spousal survivor benefits

Politics Local
Helen Thornton and Lambda Legal are suing the SSA for spousal survivor benefits in the state of Washington. ...
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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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New Report: Continued Attacks Against LGBT Families Harm Children

Photo: MAP
Health National
A new report shows how stigma, discrimination, and systematic attempts to undermine marriage equality harm the estimated 300,000 children raised by same-sex couples and LGBT parents. ...
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Spice Up Your LGBT Relationship With These Tips

Health
Once you decide that it is time to spice up your LGBT relationship, it will be time to start making a few changes inside and outside the bedroom. ...
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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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UCLA Study: Female-Female Couples Not As Likely to Stay Together as Male-Male Couples

National
A new study examining the predictors of relationship termination in same-sex and married heterosexual couples found that male-male couples were the least likely to break up. ...
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Bi-National Same-Sex Couples Fight for Children’s Citizenship

Bi-national spouses Elad, left background, and Andrew, right background, are fighting the U.S. State Department for U.S. citizenship for their son, Ethan, right foreground, who is in the states on an expired tourist visa, so he can be with his twin brother Aiden, left foreground, who was recognized as a U.S. citizen. Photo: Ashli Shapiro of Images of Life by Ashli
National
A Los Angeles bi-national gay couple are suing the United States State Department for denying one of their young twin sons citizenship. They are one of two bi-national couples who filed two separate cases against the department claiming discrimination. ...
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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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Queer Relationships: A Passionate Resolution

Columns
If you are already gettin’ some consistently and want the affirmation that you are already doing all of these things or maybe just want to freshen it up a bit, skip to the next paragraph. If you’re in a lull, then you’ve got to start somewhere. ...
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