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Lambda Legal files suit against SSA over denial of same-sex survivor benefits

Saturday, October 25, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- Lambda Legal has filed suit against the Social Security Administration (SSA) on behalf of a Texas widow denied spousal benefits after the death of her wife, 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.

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Takano introduces bill to close Social Security, Medicare LGBT loopholes

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
U.S. Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) on Tuesday introduced the Social Security and Medicare Parity Act in the U.S. House, a bill to close loopholes in the Social Security Act and guarantee that all married couples, including same-sex couples, receive the Social Security and Medicare spouse and survivor benefits that they have earned.

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Obama Administration expands federal benefits for married same-sex couples

Friday, June 20, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- A year after the Supreme Court struck down a law barring federal recognition of gay marriages, the Obama administration granted an array of new benefits Friday to same-sex couples, including those who live in states where same-sex marriage is against the law. The new measures range from ...

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Bill introduced to ensure Social Security equality for same-sex spouses

Thursday, May 8, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sens. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Mark Udall (D-Colo.) on Thursday introduced a bill to provide married, same-sex couples with equal treatment under the Social Security Act when applying for Social Security benefits, regardless of where they reside.

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SSA updates policy on survivor benefits for transgender spouses

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Robina Asti
WASHINGTON -- The Social Security Administration (SSA) on Tuesday updated its policies regarding the ability of transgender individuals to receive benefits through their spouses.

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Flying solo: 92-year-old transgender widow fights for survivor benefits

Thursday, January 30, 2014
Robina Asti
NEW YORK -- Robina Asti, a 92-year-old transgender woman denied survivor benefits by the Social Security Administration after her husband’s death is asking the agency to reverse the decision.

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Social Security begins processing survivor benefits for same-sex spouses

Monday, December 16, 2013
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WASHINGTON — The Social Security Administration (SSA) said Monday it has begun processing, and paying, some survivor’s benefits for married, same-sex couples.

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Social Security begins processing retirement claims for same-sex spouses

Saturday, August 10, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- The Social Security Administration (SSA) said Friday it has begun processing, and paying, some retirement spouse claims for married, same-sex couples.

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