On the 2nd anniversary of DADT repeal, let’s recommit to winning marriage nationwide

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.

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Oklahoma Military couple Heather and Kasey celebrate federal respect for their marriage

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.

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Ruling in ‘McLaughlin’ case confirms protections for servicemembers and spouses

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.

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Obama Administration: Same-sex couples are eligible for veteran’s protections

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.

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PHOTOS: Same-sex spouses are finally respected by the U.S. military

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!

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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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