Social Security Sued for Discriminating Against Married Same-Sex Couples

Lawsuit charges that the Social Security Administration discriminated against same-sex couples by recouping SSI overpayments.

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Rainbow Times (MA)
March 10, 2015
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Tags: Civil Rights, LGBTQ, Social Security Benefits

Organizations mentioned/involved: Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), Justice in Aging


Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), Justice in Aging, and Foley Hoag LLP today filed a class action lawsuit, Held v. Colvin, against the Social Security Administration (SSA) on behalf of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients married to someone of the same sex in or before June 2013.

The suit charges that SSA discriminated against these individuals for months, and in some cases more than a year, after that discrimination was held unlawful by the Supreme Court when it struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in June 2013.