Victory: The Department of Veterans Affairs must honor marriages of same-sex couples

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.

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Treasury Dept.: Married same-sex couples will be respected for federal tax purposes

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.

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Married same-sex couples nationwide will be eligible for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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.

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Peace Corps volunteer anticipates personal impact of new inclusive policy change

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.

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How we’ll win the freedom to marry nationwide

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.

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Department of Defense will extend protections to same-sex spouses

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.

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Social Security begins making payments to married couples living in marriage states

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.

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Chris and Will, although legally married, face uncertainty in Hawaii

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.

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Evan Wolfson outlines the path to the freedom to marry in PA and nationwide

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.

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Ohio judge rules in favor of same-sex couple who married in Maryland

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.

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