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One year ago today – Victory at the Supreme Court
One year ago today, the Supreme Court handed down two major victories in the fight for marriage equality.
6 things gay and lesbian couples need to know about their taxes
The new tax policies of the federal government will ease a great burden for many gay and lesbian couples and their families, especially around tax season. Here are six things you need to know about the new ruling, according to the Treasury Department.
All legally married gay and lesbian couples to receive tax benefits, Treasury Department announces
As long as you are legally married in a jurisdiction that recognizes marriage equality—for instance, one of the 13 states or 14 countries with marriage equality,Washington, D.C., or elsewhere—you’ll be able to file jointly for taxes, and receive other benefits such as avoiding lofty inheritance taxes upon the death of your partner.
Spouses of gay and lesbian servicemembers to receive equal benefits, Pentagon announces
The Pentagon announced that the spouses of gay and lesbian members of the military will be eligible for the same healthcare, housing and other benefits starting September 3.
One month later: marriage equality’s Supreme Court victories
One month ago the U.S. Supreme Court decided two landmark marriage equality cases.The effects of the twin decisions, announced on June 26, 2013, were felt almost immediately.
Supreme Court to Rule on Prop. 8 This Week
We are days—if not hours—away from a final decision in AFER's federal court challenge to Prop. 8 and the ACLU challenge to the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.
The Nation’s Top Newspapers Support the Freedom to Marry
13 of the top 15 newspapers have editorialized their support of the freedom to marry.
Important Editorial on the Defense of Marriage Act
President Clinton has weighed in on DOMA and the federal recognition of marriage for gay and lesbian Americans in a powerful Washington Post editorial.
Video: States to Watch for Marriage Equality
In this week's episode of Marriage News Watch: An exciting start to the year, with a win and a setback in Illinois. Two brand new marriage bills are on the fast track in Rhode Island. And a Congressional bill to repeal DOMA picks up support.
GOP Support Grows for DOMA Repeal
Outgoing Rep. Charlie Bass (R-New Hampshire) became the third Republican congressman to support legislation that would repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).