Postedon Sep 20, 2013 at 12:45 pm
Today, is the second anniversary of the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell which barred gay and lesbian people from serving openly in the military. In the last two years, life for gay and lesbian service members, veterans and their families has improved dramatically. Here's a look at how things have improved in the past two years.
Postedon Sep 19, 2013 at 10:00 am
When National Guard Sgt. Heather Britt-Davis returns from Afghanistan this month, she and her wife Kasey will finally be able to gain spousal recognition on Kasey's military ID card. Here, they share their love story with Freedom to Marry.
Postedon Sep 13, 2013 at 10:30 am
Yesterday, Judge Richard Stearns issued a ruling in McLaughlin v. Hagel, deciding that the plaintiffs are entitled to judgement in their favor, meaning they should be entitled to the protections and benefits that all other families receive.
Postedon Sep 04, 2013 at 03:15 pm
Today, the Obama Administration directed the executive branch to no longer enforce federal laws that prevented legally married same-sex couples from accessing veteran's benefits. The spouses of gay and lesbian military veterans will soon be eligible for many protections that straight spouses have.
Postedon Sep 03, 2013 at 11:00 am
Today, September 3, 2013, the same-sex spouses of U.S. service members finally became eligible for the legal respect and protections that marriage extends to the spouses of all other members of the U.S. military. Check out photos of spouses receiving their military ID cards for the first time!
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.