Docket (Open Cases)
"After Marriage": A Conversation with Hayley Gorenberg & Paul Smith on the LGBT Movement and the Legal Work Ahead for LGBT Justice
12/09/2015 - 18:00
12/10/2015 - 18:30
03/20/2016 - 17:00
Case on behalf of a transgender man discriminated against by his federal employer because it denied health care coverage.
Summary Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit against the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration (SSA) on behalf of Dave Williams, a widower now living in Chicago, who was denied spousal benefits after the death of his husband, Carl Allen.
Lambda Legal filed suit against the Social Security Administration (SSA) on behalf of Kathy Murphy, a Texas widow denied spousal benefits after the death of her wife, and the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (the National Committee), arguing that denying Social Security benefits to same-sex spouses because they live in states that discriminate against their marriages violates the U.S. Constitution.