Postedon Dec 27, 2010 at 10:00 am
Without repeal of the Defense of Marriage act, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman under federal law, or the passage of the Domestic Partners and Obligations Act, which extends benefits to partners of gay federal employees, the spouses of gay and lesbian troops are ineligible for military benefits.
Postedon Dec 23, 2010 at 09:30 am
Just hours after he repealed the "don't ask, don't tell" ban on gays serving openly in the military, President Obama acknowledged the discrepancy in his position on supporting gays in the military, while opposing marriages of same-sex couples, and conceded his "feelings are constantly evolving."
Postedon Dec 22, 2010 at 11:00 am
In and exclusive oval office interview with "The Advocate," President Obama says the Pentagon is "prepared to implement" repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” and it will take months not years.
He also says he's “wrestling” with the issue of marriage equality.
Postedon Dec 21, 2010 at 12:30 pm
Lawyer Karen Golinski has spent the past 19 years working for a federal appeals court based in San Francisco.
So finding herself seated in court Friday as the plaintiff in a lawsuit seeking health insurance coverage for her same-sex partner was disturbing and strange, she said.
Postedon Dec 17, 2010 at 12:00 pm
It's the one gift Leslie Herod and Katina Banks of Denver won't find under their Christmas tree, but it could come by way of the state legislature. State Senator Pat Steadman, D-Denver, plans to introduce a bill early next year to recognize civil unions in Colorado.
Postedon Dec 16, 2010 at 08:30 am
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California will hear oral arguments on Friday, Dec. 17, in a case that could result in the next major court decision regarding the federal so-called "Defense of Marriage Act," or DOMA.
Postedon Dec 15, 2010 at 09:29 am
The Brazilian government announced Friday that committed same-sex couples will now be eligible for the social security pension benefits currently offered to heterosexual married couples.
Postedon Dec 14, 2010 at 12:00 pm
An overwhelming majority of registered voters in Texas say they support a significant expansion of gay rights, according to the first-ever in-depth statewide poll on LGBT issues.