Postedon Jan 06, 2015 at 07:00 pm
Today, January 6, 2015, United States Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and United States Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) reintroduced the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that would fully repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.
Postedon Oct 23, 2014 at 10:00 am
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.
Postedon Jun 26, 2014 at 11:00 am
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.
Postedon Jun 23, 2014 at 12:30 pm
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.
Postedon Jun 20, 2014 at 10:00 am
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.
Postedon Apr 30, 2014 at 12:15 pm
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.
Postedon Mar 06, 2014 at 04:00 pm
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.
Postedon Feb 11, 2014 at 02:00 pm
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.
Postedon Feb 10, 2014 at 04:30 pm
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."