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Murphy v. Colvin

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Court Level: Federal District Court for the District of Columbia
Date Filed: 22 October 2014
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  • 22 October 2014, Lambda Legal filed suit against the Social Security Administration (SSA) on behalf of Kathy Murphy, a Texas widow denied spousal benefits after the death of her wife, and the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (the National Committee), arguing that denying Social Security benefits to same-sex spouses because they live in states that discriminate against their marriages violates the U.S. Constitution. Lambda Legal PR.

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