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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
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
Southern California Outcry Against Cirque du Soleil for HIV Discrimination Mounts, as Groups Join Protest Set for Jan. 22 and L.A. City Attorney Speaks Out 01/15/2004

HIV
State Appeals Court Upholds New York City Domestic Partner Law 11/05/1999

(NEW YORK, November 5, 1999) -- A New York appeals court has upheld the New York City domestic partner law, dealing a blow to the national campaign waged by Pat Robertson's American Center for Law and Justice to overturn municipal domestic partner ordinances across the country, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Friday.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
State Commission Recommends Penalty for Mississippi Judge's Extreme Anti-Gay Bias 12/21/2002

Fair Courts Project
State Labor Commissioner Supports Gay Bakersfield Teacher 03/09/1999

(LOS ANGELES, March 9, 1999) -- The California Labor Commissioner ordered a Bakersfield school district to stop removing eighth graders from a science class because the teacher is gay, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Tuesday.

Youth and Schools
State of Iowa Continues to Deny Mothers of Stillborn Baby Accurate Death Certificate 03/27/2012

(Des Moines, IA, March 27, 2012) — Today the Iowa Attorney General’s office filed court documents saying that the state will continue to refuse an accurate death certificate to Jenny and Jessica Buntemeyer, asserting that it was correct in erasing Jenny’s name.

Adoption and Parenting | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships

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