After the death of my partner, my children and I have been discussing moving me into a housing community for older adults, hopefully one that will also provide assisted living and long term care if I need it someday.
Couples like Paul and Greg, and millions of other aging LGBT people in America, deserve to live and die with dignity . This year, next year and every year until we have justice, Lambda Legal is making the case for them.
Last week, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) issued a ruling that’s great news for same-sex couples (and all married couples) seeking to use assisted reproductive technology (ART) as part of their family planning. In Adoption of a Minor (brought by Patience Crozier of Kauffman Crozier LLP and supported by an Amicus brief developed by our friends and partners at GLAD in Boston and signed by Lambda Legal and a broad range of LGBT legal organizations, family law attorneys, and ART groups), the court unanimously clarified that a married same-sex couple are the sole legal parents of children born into their marriage using donated sperm and that they did not need to give notice to the donor before securing their parental rights through adoption.
Q: My partner and I have been together for more than 30 years, and as we advance in age, we’re wondering: will we be able to get each other’s Social Security benefits if one of us lives longer than the other?
P: Mi pareja y yo hemos estado juntos por más de 30 años, y a medida que avanzamos en edad, nos preguntamos : ¿seremos capaces de obtener los beneficios de cada uno de Seguro Social si uno de nosotros sobrevive el otro ?