Citing the Supreme Court's recent DOMA decision, the Ninth Circuit dismissed the appeal in Lambda Legal's DOMA challenge on behalf of Karen Golinski, a federal court employee denied family health coverage for her spouse.
The U.S. Supreme Court today denied a request by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to review a U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that maintains family health coverage for lesbian and gay State employees.
Lambda Legal and 10 other national LGBT advocacy organizations jointly issued a series of factsheets to provide guidance to same-sex couples and their families as they navigate accessing federal rights, benefits, and protections.
The history of sexual orientation discrimination continues to tarnish the record of approximately 11,400 service members were discharged on the basis of their sexual orientation between World War II and the end of DADT in 2011.
Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro García Padilla signed two bills into law today: one prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, and one that includes same-sex couples in the domestic violence law.