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SSA Grants Spousal Benefits to Texas Widow in Lambda Legal Case

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Lambda Legal has announced the resolution of its lawsuit against the Social Security Administration on behalf of a Texas widow denied spousal benefits after the death of her wife. ...
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GLAD Sues the Social Security Administration on Behalf of Widow

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After DOMA was struck down, SSA denied Deb’s appeal, claiming that Rhode Island would not have recognized Deb and Pat’s marriage at the time of Pat’s death. ...
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Sens. Murray, Udall Introduce Social Security Bill to Ensure Equality for Same-Sex Spouses

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Sens. Murray and Udall introduced the Social Security and Marriage Equality Act of 2014 to ensure same-sex spouses receive equal treatment. ...
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Social Security Pays Transgender Woman Survivor Benefits

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The Social Security Administration paid Robina Asti, a 92-year-old transgender woman, the survivor benefits she was denied after her husband's death. ...
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92-Year-Old Transgender Widow Fights for Social Security

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On April 24, 2013, the SSA notified Robina that her survivor benefits under Norwood's Social Security record were denied because "her marriage does not meet the requirements under Federal law for payment of Social Security widow’s benefits," stating that her marriage was not valid because she was "legally male" at the time of their wedding. ...
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Social Security Releases New Instructions for Same-Sex Couples

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Social Security has published new instructions that allow the agency to process some Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims by individuals who are in a same-sex marriage. ...
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Maine Sees More Than 1500 Gay Marriages In First Year

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More than 1,500 same-sex couples have tied the knot in Maine. With same-sex marriage legal in 18 states now, a total of 9,524 couples have wed in the United States. ...
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So You’re Married, Good Luck Getting Divorced

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Ever since Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex marriages in 2002, many couples in Georgia have traveled to a marriage equality jurisdiction and tied the knot. When Georgia's newly gay married couples return home, however, they face a legal landscape that is stuck in time at 2004. ...
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Appeals Court Reverses Immigration Deportation

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"Anthony" is a pseudonym, because the immigrant seeking relief has requested anonymity based on his fear that if he is identified as a gay man, he will be tortured and killed if he is removed to Jamaica. ...
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Gear Up: MI Shore to Shore Equality Ride

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Approximately 15 members of the LGBT community and its allies throughout Michigan will bike across the state in solidarity to raise awareness about LGBT equality. ...
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