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Gay Widower Wins Landmark Legal Battle for The Social Security Benefits of The Man He Loved For 43 Years

A US federal court has ruled that a gay widower is entitled to claim spousal benefits of his husband, who tragically died just six months after their wedding. Michael Ely and James A. Taylor had been in a relationship since 1971, when they were when 18 and 20 years old.…

They Were Together 43 Years but Social Security Won’t Let This Gay Widower Claim Spousal Benefits

A gay man is suing the Social Security Administration after being denied spousal survivor benefits when his husband died in 2014. Michael Ely and James Taylor of Arizona were together since 1971, when Michael was 18 and James was 20. “My husband was the love of my life,” Michael said. “Like…