Postedon Aug 09, 2010 at 04:30 pm
At another time, the ruling overturning California's ban on marriage equality might have been the political equivalent of an earthquake.
Instead, the relatively restrained response underscores both the singular economic focus of this year's elections and the shifting politics of one of the country's major social issues.
Postedon Jul 10, 2010 at 05:23 pm
On Thursday, in a sweeping opinion in the deliberately narrow Gill v. Office of Personnel Management case, Judge Joseph Tauro of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts struck down a key part of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Postedon Jul 02, 2010 at 08:34 am
On Thursday, Google began covering a cost that gay and lesbian employees must pay when their partners receive domestic partner health benefits, largely to compensate them for an extra tax that heterosexual married couples do not pay. The increase is retroactive to the beginning of the year.
Postedon Jul 01, 2010 at 11:00 am
The New York state Senate passed a bill on Monday that would extend funeral and bereavement protections to lesbian and gay couples in the state.
The bill, which passed the state Assembly earlier this month, goes to Gov. David Paterson for consideration.
Postedon Jun 23, 2010 at 10:47 am
Four centuries after China pioneered female same sex unions (there were occasionally male ones also) and less than a decade after homosexuality was declassified as a mental illness by the ruling Communist Party, campaigners for the freedom to marry for China’s 60 million gays and lesbians are finding a large audience for their views.
Postedon Jun 16, 2010 at 10:00 am
As the trial over California's prohibition on the freedom to marry enters its final stage today, the ban's sponsors are urging the judge to go a step further and revoke state recognition of the existing marriages of 18,000 gay and lesbian couples who wed before voters passed Proposition 8.
Postedon Jun 15, 2010 at 01:30 pm
Federal workers may use sick leave or funeral leave in cases of ailing or deceased domestic partners starting July 14, the Office of Personnel Management said Monday.
Unlike other recent changes to federal personnel policies that apply only to same-sex partners, the new orders also apply to opposite-sex domestic partners.