Laura and Dyana: Doing the Math

How do you know when you've met the person that you want to spend the rest of your life with? Laura McGinnis and Dyana Mason might have gotten it down to an equation that's deceptively simple – but you have to know what you're looking for.


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VIDEO: Denied on Valentine’s Day

Gay couples around America went to clerks' offices to request marriage licenses yesterday. In Denver, the experience for one couple with a young daughter was especially heartbreaking.

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Citizenship? Tough luck under DOMA

Freedom to Marry's New Media intern Joe Girton looks into the wide gap between American values and the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act."

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Married to an American, but Can’t Stay in America

A California man faces deportation because of the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act."

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Thom & Jeff: 21st Century Love Story

It's a question that every couple gets: "So how did you two meet?" Thom Watson and Jeff Tabaco have an answer that's pretty common these days – they met on the internet. But their story has a twist – they found each other not through an on online dating site, but thanks to their personal blogs.

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Prop 8 Decision Coming Soon from California Court

The chief justice of the California Supreme Court says a key decision on Prop 8 case could come as soon as next week. The federal appeals court is waiting for a decision from the state court on standing in the case.

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Marriage equality supporters urge California Supreme Court to reject federal appeals court request

An attorney for same-sex couples hoping to overturn Proposition 8 in federal court urged the California Supreme Court on Tuesday to reject a federal appeals court request to determine whether state law gives initiative sponsors legal authority to defend ballot measures.

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Marriage equality could move forward in some U.S. states

A handful of U.S. states are poised to take up the issue of marriage equality afresh, due largely to incoming lawmakers who may tip the balance in favor of the controversial measure.

"The work of persuasion, of personal conversations, of talking to lawmakers and mobilizing against a well-funded anti-gay opposition" are among the primary tasks for the lobbying group Freedom to Marry, said founder Evan Wolfson. "With the freedom to marry within reach this year in states such as New York, Maryland and Rhode Island, now is the time to have those conversations and move marriage forward," he said.

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California court win for same-sex couples seeking benefits

In a victory for gay rights advocates, a federal judge has ruled that state employees in California can sue for discrimination over the federal government's exclusion of their same-sex spouses from a long-term health care program.

U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken of Oakland denied an Obama administration request to dismiss the suit Tuesday and signaled that she is likely to overturn provisions of the 1996 so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which denies federal benefits to same-sex couples.

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IRS tax change for domestic partners causes headaches

The Internal Revenue Service is requiring registered domestic partners and married same-sex couples to split their income equally on their federal tax forms. This change in policy toward what is known as community property has been anything but easy to implement. And tax professionals are warning LGBT couples they need to begin thinking about their taxes now to avoid headaches later.

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