The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has reached a settlement with the U.S. Government (USG) after filing a class action challenging the internal U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) policy of halving the separation pay of members discharged for “homosexuality.”
The lead case is Collins v. United States (Fed. Cl. no. 10-00778).
For more information, please see “Victory! Equal Pay for Lesbian and Gay Veterans.”
DOMA Ruled Unconstitutional By Federal Appeals Court, May 31, 2012
The case is Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services (1st Cir. 10-2207 & 10-2214) and the opinion is here.
Federal Judge Finds DOMA [Defense of Marriage Act] Unconstitutional (Feb. 23, 2012) [The case is Golinski v. U.S. Office of Personnel Management (N.D. Calif. 10-00257) and the Feb. 22, 2012 order of Judge Jeffrey S. White is here.]
DOD Set for ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal (Sep. 19, 2011)