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

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Helen Thornton and Lambda Legal are suing the SSA for spousal survivor benefits in the state of Washington. ...
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District Court Hears Challenge to Federal Guidance Protecting Transgender Students and Employees

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Five leading national civil and LGBT rights organizations urged the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas to reject an effort to block the Obama administration’s interpretations of several federal laws pending trial in Texas v. United States. ...
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Lambda Legal Sues Senior Housing Facility for Allowing Abuse of Lesbian Resident

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The facility ignored Marsha's pleas for help after being harassed and attacked because she is a lesbian and a woman who loved and created a family with another woman for 30 years. ...
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Same-Sex Widow Sues FedEx for Survivor Benefits, Federal Court Will Hear Case

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FedEx refuses to provide the benefits because its pension plan incorporates DOMA, even though that law was struck down as unconstitutional in United States v. Windsor. ...
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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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