In the wake of the US Supreme Court’s historic decision to strike down Section 3 of the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), GLAD has joined with ten other national LGBT advocacy organizations to issue this series of factsheets to provide guidance for navigating access to federal rights, benefits, and protections.
If you have specific questions about your situation, please contact GLAD’s Legal InfoLine at 800-455-GLAD or www.glad.org/rights.
Fact sheets are available on the following topics:
Overview: 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
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
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)
Veteran’s Spousal Benefits
These fact sheets were 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.