Lambda Legal files case to extend Social Security benefits to all couples in nation

Today, Lambda Legal filed a case in the federal district court of Washington, D.C. against the Social Security Administration to win social security protections for same-sex couples regardless of their state laws.

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One year after historic Supreme Court ruling, momentum for marriage surges

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Windsor v. United States, which struck down the core of the federal so-called Defense of Marriage Act and found marriage discrimination unconstitutional.

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One border and 30 miles make all the difference in how these same-sex couples are treated

To illustrate the reality of these untenable marriage laws, we spoke with two couples who have led similar lives and yet, because of the state border between Illinois and Indiana are treated dramatically differently when it comes to accessing simple respect for their relationship.

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Administration extends key federal protections to married same-sex couples

Today, the Obama administration announced that it will take additional steps to provide increased federal respect for same-sex couples’ legal marriages - However, social security protections for married couples will remain unavailable in nearly all states that do not respect marriage for same-sex couples.

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Widower reflects on end of DOMA & loss of partner of 58 years at Cheers to 10 Years

This week, at Freedom to Marry's Cheers to 10 Years event, Ron Wallen joined us on stage to bring a personal face to why marriage matters so deeply to same-sex couples.

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IRS releases new video with guidance for married same-sex couples

As families across the country work to file their federal taxes for the year, legally married same-sex couples are experiencing a new option: to file their taxes together, as a married couple. Now, a new video from the IRS offers guidance to married couples on how to file their taxes this year.

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Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) signs on as Respect for Marriage Act co-sponsor

Today, Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) became the 44th United States Senator to co-sponsor the Respect for Marriage Act (S. 1236), the bill that would fully repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, definitively ending federal marriage discrimination and ensuring certainty regardless of where a legally married same-sex couple lives.

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US Attorney General announces additional legal protections for married couples

This weekend, United States Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Department of Justice would issue a memo to recognize marriages between same-sex couples - even in states without the freedom to marry - "to the greatest extent possible under the law."

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Top 10 Freedom to Marry Moments in 2013

What a year for the freedom to marry! In 2013 we racked up wins at an unparalleled pace, reflecting and accelerating the momentum we have worked so hard to build over so long.

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The 11 most viral marriage moments of 2013

We've celebrated some incredible wins for the marriage movement again and again this year. Here, we reflect on the stories and faces who helped carry those messages: the most "viral" marriage moments and photos of 2013.

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