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Courtney et al. v. New York Workers' Compensation Board

Case Conclusion Date: 08.21.2002

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," (

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