Kevin And Don Respond To Being Self Loathing

Looking back at their journey from the Stonewall Democratic Club to Log Cabin Republicans, they claim it was one that was actually started by the democrats. After being told that marriage as not a priority on the agenda in 1995, they became disillusioned with the DEMS. For a decade they felt like they did not belong until they met the republicans of the Log Cabin Republican Club and discovered they too shared a dream of marriage equality. This blog is now a digital time capsule of their time as Republicans and moderated by a friend and supporter.

Friday, February 03, 2012

Tracey Cooper-Harris, et al. v. United States of America, et al. | Southern Poverty Law Center

Tracey Cooper-Harris, et al. v. United States of America, et al. | Southern Poverty Law Center

Tracey Cooper-Harris, et al. v. United States of America, et al.

Popular Name: 
 Cooper-Harris v. United States
Date Filed 
02/01/2012
Plaintiffs 
Tracey Cooper-Harris
Defendants 
The United States of America Department of Veterans Affairs
Case Related Items 
Tracey Cooper-Harris served her country for 12 years in the U.S. Army. She received more than two dozen medals and commendations. She was honorably discharged in 2003.
In 2010, Cooper-Harris was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a disabling disease that attacks the brain and central nervous system. The Department of Veterans Affairs denied Cooper-Harris’ request for benefits for her partner, even though their same-sex marriage was recognized by California.
The Southern Poverty Law Center filed a lawsuit on behalf of Cooper-Harris and her partner, charging that the Department of Veterans Affairs discriminated against them by denying these benefits but granting them to spouses in heterosexual marriages. It also charges the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional because it bans federal agencies from recognizing such same-sex marriages, denying these couples benefits available to couples in heterosexual marriages
Co-Counsel: 
Randall R. Lee, Matthew Benedetto