Lambda Legal today filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas against the Employee Retirement System of Texas (ERS) for violating the U.S. Constitution by denying spousal health insurance coverage for the same-sex spouse of a University of North Texas administrator.
Lambda Legal announced that Douglas Hammett-Lair (Doug) started receiving spousal survivor benefits after CNA Financial Corporation amended its retirement plan to allow many surviving same-sex spouses to receive benefits. The change came after Lambda Legal and private counsel Louis Ascherman urged CNA to grant spousal benefits to same-sex couples together for years, if not decades, but only recently able to marry due to discriminatory marriage exclusions.
Lambda Legal's short documentary, Flying Solo: A Transgender Widow Fights Discrimination, about 93-year-old WWII veteran and pilot Robina Asti, will be showing this month at the San Francisco Trans Film Fest as part of the opening night program, and at the Mezipatra Queer Film Festival in the Czech Republic several times throughout the month.
Lambda Legal's short documentary, Flying Solo: A Transgender Widow Fights Discrimination, about 93-year-old WWII veteran and pilot Robina Asti, will be showing next week at the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. It will play as part of the Transcendent Trans Shorts series along with eight other short films.
Lambda Legal's video "Flying Solo: A Transgender Widow Fights Discrimination" about Robina Asti, a 92-year-old transgender widow, will be playing at Translations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival.
Today, after months of advocacy, Lambda Legal announced the Social Security Administration (SSA) paid Robina Asti, a 92-year-old transgender woman, the survivor benefits she was denied after her husband’s death.
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?