Case Conclusion Date:August 21, 2002
Practice Area:Civil Rights
Outcome:Nationally-reported victory sets new gay civil rights precedent. Same-sex domestic partners of 9/11 victims receive workers' comp spousal death protections.
Description:Surviving same-sex registered domestic partners of victims killed in 9/11 terrorist attacks sought workers' compensation protections in landmark case establishing legal family status of same-sex couples in life-committed relationships. See "Gay Partners of 9/11 Victims Get Benefits," CNN.com (http://articles.cnn.com/2002-08-21/us/911.partners_1_domestic-partners-gay-partners-life-partners?_s=PM:US)