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

Today, the widower of a hotel telecommunications engineer in San Francisco sued the IUOE Stationary Engineers Local 39 Pension Plan and its Board of Trustees for refusing to provide him with a spousal pension benefit required by the terms of…

Court Denies FedEx’s Attempt to Dismiss Suit by Surviving Same-Sex Spouse of Longtime Employee Seeking Pension Benefits

Today, U.S. District Court Judge Phyllis Hamilton denied FedEx’s attempt to throw out a lawsuit filed by Stacey Schuett, a widow of a longtime FedEx employee who has been denied the survivor pension benefits her same-sex spouse earned during her…

Baltimore Residents File Title VI Complaint with United States Department of Transportation over Maryland’s Discriminatory Decision to Strip Baltimore of Transportation Funding

Today, CREEC; the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund; Covington & Burling LLP; and the ACLU of Maryland filed a complaint with the United States Department of Transportation on behalf of the Baltimore City Chapter of the NAACP, Baltimore Regional…