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Seventh Circuit Refuses to Apply ADA to Health Insurance Policies 06/03/1999

(CHICAGO, June 3, 1999) In a decision with implications for many health insurance policies, a divided federal appeals court overturned a ruling that had struck down drastic restrictions on coverage for two Chicago men with HIV, despite a mountain of evidence showing there is no need for such discriminatory caps.

HIV
Seventh Circuit Strikes Down Marriage Ban for Same-Sex Couples in Indiana and Wisconsin 09/04/2014

(Chicago, IL) - In a unanimous 3-0 decision today, the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals struck down discriminatory marriage bans for same-sex couples in Indiana and Wisconsin.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Several States Moving Closer To Marrying Gay Couples, Lambda Legal Says as Massachusetts Prepares To Issue Licenses Starting Monday 05/12/2004

Shift in DOMA Policy Prompts Questions from Judge in Lambda Legal's <em>Golinski v. OPM</em> 02/24/2011

A federal judge has requested the U.S. Department of Justice to explain how it plans to defend denying spousal health benefits to a lesbian federal employee, following an announcement yesterday by the Obama administration that it believes the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White has given government attorneys until Monday, February 28, to respond.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Sixth Circuit Hears Arguments in Six Cases Seeking Recognition of Marriage and Adoption for Same-Sex Couples 08/06/2014

(Cincinnati, OH, August 6, 2014) — Today, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in a federal lawsuit seeking to compel the State of Ohio to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples and issue accurate birth certificates listing both parents for the Ohio-born children of married same-sex couples.

Adoption and Parenting | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Sixth Circuit Upholds Discriminatory Bans on Marriage Rights for Same-Sex Couples in Four States 11/06/2014

Today the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld as constitutional bans on marriage rights for same-sex couples in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee, becoming the first federal circuit court after the Supreme Court’s watershed 2013 Windsor ruling to uphold such bans and departing from recent decisions from the 4th, 7th, 9th and 10th Circuits.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
SkyWest Changes Policy to Offer Equal Travel Benefits to Gay and Lesbian Employees 03/08/2010

(Palm Springs, California, March 8, 2010) - SkyWest Airlines has announced that it now is offering equal travel benefits to its Delta-dedicated gay and lesbian employees with a same-sex spouse or domestic partner, reversing a policy that prompted a warning letter from Lambda Legal in October of last year.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Social Security Administration Ignores Plight of Gay Father: Lambda Legal Files Suit 05/28/2008

(Washington DC, May 28, 2008) — Lambda Legal files suit today against the Social Security Administration on behalf of Gary Day, a disabled father, whose repeated requests for assistance for his children has been ignored for over two years. Indications in the government's responses point to anti-gay discrimination.

Fair Courts Project
Social Security Administration to Provide Benefits in Lambda Legal Case Representing Gay Father???s Children 04/23/2009

(Washington, DC, April 23, 2009) — In a letter received today, the Social Security Administration (SSA) reversed its prior determination to deny benefits to the children of a disabled gay father in Lambda Legal’s case representing the family against apparent antigay discrimination by the federal government.

Adoption and Parenting
Social Security Administration Updates Procedures for Transgender Spouses Following Lambda Legal Advocacy 04/02/2014

(New York, April 2, 2014) - Yesterday, the Social Security Administration (SSA) updated its policies and procedures regarding the ability of transgender individuals to receive benefits through their spouses.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Transgender Rights

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