Postedon Aug 30, 2013 at 10:15 am
The judge wrote that there was no rational basis for the Department of Veterans Affairs to bar same-sex spouses from receiving protections - that it is not related to the military's commitment to caring for veteran families.
Postedon Aug 29, 2013 at 01:15 pm
The Treasury Department and the IRS announced today that all legally married same-sex couples - regardless of where they live - will be fully respected by all federal tax programs, including income tax, gift and estate taxes, deductions, exemptions, retirement accounts, and child tax credit.
Postedon Aug 29, 2013 at 11:00 am
Today, the Department of Health and Human Services issued its first announcement about how it will be implementing the Supreme Court ruling from June 2013. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid have made clear that married same-sex couples living in the U.S. will be eligible for these services.
Postedon Aug 20, 2013 at 10:30 am
The Peace Corps' policy change, which allows same-sex couples to serve together as volunteers, was personal for Shari Quan, who served in rural Uganda. She and her partner, Elisabeth Halliday, are planning their wedding, and the policy change has opened up the possibility of the women serving together without being separated.
Postedon Aug 15, 2013 at 11:30 am
Want to know how we're going to win the freedom to marry for same-sex couples nationwide? The answer lies in the Roadmap to Victory, the three-track plan for returning to the U.S. Supreme Court and finishing the job by bringing the country to national resolution and extending the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in all 50 states.
Postedon Aug 14, 2013 at 01:30 pm
Today, the U.S. Department of Defense announced that the same-sex spouses of gay and lesbian service members will begin receiving full benefits and protections by September 3, 2013.
Postedon Aug 12, 2013 at 11:30 am
This weekend, the Social Security Administration began processing retirement spouse claims for same-sex couples. For now, the payments are limited to couples living in states with the freedom to marry.
Postedon Aug 08, 2013 at 09:30 am
But even though Chris and Will legally married in California and now share in all the federal protections of marriage, they know that their relationship is still not granted legal respect in Hawaii, where they live now.
Postedon Aug 05, 2013 at 02:30 pm
Last month, Freedom to Marry founder and president Evan Wolfson spoke at an event co-hosted by the Allegheny Bar Association and Women’s Law Project on the significance of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and Freedom to Marry’s Roadmap to Victory that will bring the country to national resolution.
Postedon Jul 25, 2013 at 02:10 pm
Earlier this week, a federal judge in Ohio ruled that state officials must respect the marriage of a Cincinnati couple, John Arthur and James Obergefell, who married in Maryland after 20 years together.