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NCLR Client Asks Illinois Supreme Court to Rehear Decision Barring Property Claims By Unmarried Partners

(San Francisco, Sept. 8, 2016)–Today, Eileen Brewer, represented by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and Chicago attorney Angelika...

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Illinois Supreme Court Deals Major Setback to Unmarried Couples

(Springfield, IL, August 18, 2016)— Today, in a 5-2 decision with a strong dissent, the Illinois Supreme Court held that...

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Gay Widower Sues KRON4 Pension Plan for Refusing to Provide Survivor Benefits After His Husband Died

(San Francisco, August 9, 2016)—Today, the widower of a former KRON4 employee sued Young Broadcasting of San Francisco and the...

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Gay Widower Sues San Francisco Bay Area Union Pension Plan for Refusing to Provide Survivor Benefits After His Husband Died

(San Francisco, January 22, 2016) – Today, the widower of a hotel telecommunications engineer in San Francisco sued the IUOE...

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Federal Court Denies FedEx’s Attempt to Throw Out Suit by Widow of FedEx Employee Denied Pension Benefits Based on Her Spouse’s 26 years of Service to the Company

(San Francisco, January 4, 2016)—Today, U.S. District Court Judge Phyllis Hamilton denied FedEx’s attempt to throw out a lawsuit filed...

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Alabama Mother Asks Supreme Court to Review Unprecedented Alabama Refusal to Recognize a Same-Sex Parent Adoption from Another State

(Birmingham, AL, November 16, 2015)—Today, a lesbian mother in Alabama asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review an Alabama Supreme...

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NCLR and Equality Florida Ask Federal Judge to Order Immediate Issuance of Birth Certificates Acknowledging Same-Sex Spouses as Parents

(Tallahassee, FL, October 16, 2015)—Today, the same-sex couples who filed a federal lawsuit challenging Florida’s refusal to add both of...

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Widow Sues FedEx for Refusing to Provide Survivor Benefits Based on Her Same-Sex Spouse’s 26 years of Service to the Company

(San Francisco, January 14, 2015)—Today, the widow of a longtime FedEx employee sued FedEx for refusing to provide her with...

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South Dakota Federal Court Rules in Favor of Freedom to Marry for Same-Sex Couples

(Sioux Falls, SD, Jan. 12, 2015)—Today, a federal court ruled in favor of six same-sex couples seeking the freedom to...

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Illinois State Appeals Court Ends Discrimination Against Unmarried Couples

(Chicago, IL, December 19, 2014)—Today, in a landmark decision, the Illinois Court of Appeals for the First District ruled that...

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