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.
A federal court today ordered the Cook County Clerk’s office to provide marriage licenses immediately to same-sex couples seeking the freedom to marry, rather than require them to wait until June, the default implementation date for the marriage equality bill passed by the Illinois legislature last year.
Lambda Legal today filed a federal class action discrimination lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana against BlueCross BlueShield of Louisiana (BCBS), which will no longer accept the federally-funded premium subsidies that enable low-income Louisianans living with HIV to purchase health insurance.
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 ?
Lambda Legal Executive Director Kevin M. Cathcart tells Northeastern Law Magazine that momentum is growing, not just for marriage equality, but in all areas affecting the rights of LGBT people and those with HIV.