Federal lawsuit targets housing discrimination against LGBT seniors

Update (January 18, 2017): The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois granted Glen St. Andrew Living Community’s request to dismiss the Marsha Wetzel’s lawsuit. Lambda Legal plans to appeal the decision to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. A wide array of research has documented continuing housing discrimination against older lesbian, gay, […]

Social Security benefits still in legal limbo for some same-sex couples

Nearly six months after the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling making same-sex marriage the law of the land, the Social Security Administration is dragging its feet on implementing changes to its benefit eligibility policies. Some same-sex spouses have been caught up in a legal limbo while the government sorts out eligibility questions about retroactive spousal […]

Supreme Court same-sex ruling opens the door for Social Security’s valuable spousal benefits

Today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage will give a huge boost to the retirement security of LGBT Americans. That will be especially true in the realm of Social Security – where it pays to be married. The ruling will affect everything from access to spousal pension and retirement accounts, health benefits and more. […]

Retirement and same-sex couples, a year after DOMA ruling

Something big happened in the world of retirement benefits a year ago today: The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act. The court’s recognition of marriage equality has transformed life for many same-sex couples. In the realm of retirement benefits, the DOMA ruling opened the door for couples to receive spousal benefits […]

How DOMA ruling will impact Social Security, Medicare benefits

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision striking down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) means that the spousal benefits of the two most important U.S. retirement programs – Social Security and Medicare – will be extended to married, same-sex couples. But for some same-sex couples, much will depend on how the Obama […]

Gay marriage ruling boosts key retirement benefits

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision striking down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) means that the spousal benefits of the two most important U.S. retirement programs – Social Security and Medicare – will be extended to married, same-sex couples. But for some same-sex couples, much will depend on how the Obama […]