Gay couples caught in financial limbo

Nicole C. Brambila writes about lesbian and gay couples who face financial trouble in part because their relationships are not legally recognized.

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Study: Freedom to marry bans lead to lack of health insurance

“Partnered lesbians and gay men are more than twice as likely to be uninsured as married heterosexuals,” according to a new study of Californians by Lambda Legal and the Department of Health Services at UCLA.

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Why the roundtable quieted its civil unions storm

Chad Blair tells the story of a longtime customer threatening to boycott Foodland Super Market because of its membership in Hawaii Roundtable which recently sent a letter to Gov. Lingle asking her to veto the new same-sex civil union bill she's now considering.

On Wednesday, Hawaii Roundtable sent Lingle another letter, this time backing away from any appearance of opposition to civil unions.

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Prop. 8 backers target existing 18,000 marriages of same-sex couples in California

As the trial over California's prohibition on the freedom to marry enters its final stage today, the ban's sponsors are urging the judge to go a step further and revoke state recognition of the existing marriages of 18,000 gay and lesbian couples who wed before voters passed Proposition 8.

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Online competition begins for all-expense paid same sex wedding

In honor of the passage of the DC Marriage Equality Act, a group of prominent Washington-area wedding vendors have teamed up to offer a same sex couple the wedding of a lifetime, valued at over $100,000.

The first of its kind – Freedom2Wed – is an online wedding competition for same sex couples.

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Presidential proclamation on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender pride month

As released in a presidential proclamation on Friday by President Obama: "...we must give committed gay couples the same rights and responsibilities afforded to any married couple, and repeal the Defense of Marriage Act."

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FedEx to offer benefits to same-sex couples

Memphis-based FedEx announced changes Tuesday with health benefits that are more inclusive of same-sex couples.

One group says the inclusive move could lure more people to our city.

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Same-sex couple takes second place in Crate & Barrel wedding contest

They may not have walked away with the grand prize, but Gregory Jones and Jonathan Howard are thrilled with their second-place finish in the Crate & Barrel Ultimate Wedding Contest.

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For same-sex couples, a patchwork of marriage laws

Many lesbian and gay couples struggle with the classification and recognition of their relationships due to varying marriage equality laws and freedom to marry bans throughout the United States.

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‘My Big Gay Italian Wedding’ joins forces with Broadway Impact

"My Big Gay Italian Wedding," which begins performances Off-Broadway at St. Luke's Theatre May 5, has joined forces with Broadway Impact in the fight for marriage equality.

A portion of the proceeds of every ticket sold for Gay Italian Wedding will benefit Broadway Impact, the grassroots organization of the theatre community mobilizing in support of marriage equality.

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