Barclays Banks to pay lesbian and gay employees for tax discrepancy in US

Britain’s third-largest bank is joining Google, Inc and others in reimbursing US employees for federal tax that they pay on health benefits provided to same-sex domestic partners.

Barclays has made the move which aims to offset the tax on benefits for same-sex partners that does not apply to spouses in heterosexual marriages due to the lack of recognition of those partnerships under the Defense of Marriage Act.

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Vermont couple fights for federal recognition of their marriage

Thirty-three years after first meeting, Raquel Ardin and Lynda Deforge have reluctantly stepped into the spotlight as advocates for gay rights.

The Hartland couple is among a group of lesbians and gay men suing the federal government, challenging the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

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Mexico House votes for benefits for same-sex couples

Mexico's House of Representatives has voted to amend social security rules to include medical and social benefits for same-sex couples.

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No more excuses—it’s time to OK civil unions

The Chicago Sun Times editorial board suggests Illinois politicians embrace a little "love and civility" as they consider a civil union bill for same-sex couples which will likely face a vote during the state Legislature's brief veto session that begins on Tuesday.

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GLAD files lawsuits challenging so-called Defense of Marriage Act

Two new lawsuits have been filed on behalf of gay and lesbian couples in four states to challenge a 1996 law denying married gay couples federal benefits.

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Editorial: A Blow to the Courts

The New York Times editorial board: "Like the rest of this year’s political campaign, state judicial elections were awash in cash and blaring attack ads. The spectacle raises legitimate doubts about the impartiality of even the most respected judges."

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View From Washington

Despite the first two years of the Obama administration leaving progressives dissatisfied, Evan Wolfson points out: '"Even if we can’t get the political advances, we have a tremendous opportunity to do the public engagement work that absolutely needs to be done in order to lay the foundation for the defensive fights we might have to endure and for when the political climate changes."

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Video: Gay and Gray

Michael Adams, President of SAGE (Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgender Elders) offers his views on the benefits of the freedom to marry for the senior LGBT community.

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Obama on Marriage: “Attitudes Evolve, Including Mine”

When it comes to the freedom to marry, President Barack Obama acknowledged Wednesday that “attitudes evolve, including mine” during an interview with five progressive bloggers.

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One man’s fight for a freedom to marry law

David Wilson shares the experiences that led him to be one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit that made marriage equality legal in Massachusetts.

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