Federal government will respect marriages of same-sex couples in Michigan

Today, the United States Department of Justice announced that the federal government will respect the legal marriages of the 300+ same-sex couples in Michigan who were issued marriage licenses in the state on Saturday, March 22.

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IRS releases new video with guidance for married same-sex couples

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.

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Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) signs on as Respect for Marriage Act co-sponsor

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.

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US Attorney General announces additional legal protections for married couples

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."

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‘One Strategy, Two Timelines’: The Pathway Forward to the freedom to marry nationwide

In light of the recent victories for marriage in federal court cases, Freedom to Marry has issued a new memo detailing The Pathway Forward, explaining how critical marriage litigation plays into the overall push to win marriage nationwide.

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Federal government will respect marriages of same-sex couples in Utah

Today, the United States Department of Justice announced that the federal government would respect the marriages of the 1,300+ same-sex couples in Utah who have been issued marriage licenses in the state since December 20, 2013.

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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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Corri and Dianne: ‘We feel very grateful to live in this country today’

Corri Planck and Dianne Hardy-Garcia are just one of the loving same-sex couples whose lives were dramatically impacted last month when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and restored the freedom to marry to California. Here, they reflect on the impact of the rulings.

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Roadmap to Victory: The next steps in winning marriage nationwide

Today, with two victories at the Supreme Court continuing to contribute fresh momentum in moving marriage forward, Freedom to Marry unveiled the next steps in the national strategy to win the freedom to marry across the country through 2016.

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