FORT MYERS–Arlene Goldberg, the lesbian widow denied her late wife’s Social Security when the state of Florida refused to recognize their New York marriage, will finally begin to receive survivor’s benefits, according to the ACLU.
“I’m very happy. I feel like I’m fulfilled, thanks to the ACLU, of course — their hard work and perseverance,” said Goldberg. “This is the beginning for other folks like me. I have friends whose partners died, just like Carol did, and they’re waiting now. Florida doesn’t have its act together in passing the information to Social Security. This will pressure them into giving other folks what they deserve.”
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