The “After DOMA: What It Means for You” LGBT Organizations Fact Sheet Series details many of the ways federal agencies accord legal respect to married same-sex couples following the fall of DOMA. The fact sheets cover 14 different areas, and will be updated as issues are clarified by the federal government.
The fact sheet series is produced together by: American Civil Liberties Union, Center for American Progress, Family Equality Council, Freedom to Marry, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, Human Rights Campaign, Immigration Equality, Lambda Legal, National Center for Lesbian Rights, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and OutServe-SLDN.
Click on your interest area below for the relevant fact sheet:
- The Supreme Court Ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act: What It Means
- Benefits and Protections for Civilian Federal Employees and Their Spouses
- Family and Medical Leave Act for Non-Federal Employees
- Federal Taxes
- The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Medicare Spousal Protections
- Military Spousal Benefits
- Private Employment Issues and Benefits
- Social Security Spousal and Family Protections
- Supplemental Security Income for Aged, Blind, and Disabled (SSI)
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
- Veterans’ Spousal Benefits
These fact sheets are intended to provide general information regarding major areas of federal marriage-based rights and protections offered by federal agencies. Before making a decision, it is essential that same-sex couples consult an attorney for individualized legal advice.
To consult an attorney from the Oregon LGBT Bar Association (OGALLA) website by practice area, please click here: http://www.ogalla.org/attorneydirectory.html.
Category: News: Marriage Equality