Voice for Equality: IL Treasurer, Alexi Giannoulias, extends benefits to gay, lesbian employees

On top of his previous statements in support of marriage equality, with six months left in his four-year term, Illinois state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias signed an executive order on Sunday June 13, 2010 extending family-leave benefits to gay and lesbian employees in domestic partnerships.

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Press Release: LGBT rights groups and allies join outcry against anti-immigrant measure in Arizona

More than 20 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality groups and allies today issued a joint statement regarding Arizona's S.B. 1070.

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Obama extends benefits of gay federal workers

President Obama extended Wednesday a wider range of benefits to the same-sex partners of eligible federal workers, including access to medical treatment, relocation assistance, credit unions and fitness centers.

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Presidential proclamation on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender pride month

As released in a presidential proclamation on Friday by President Obama: "...we must give committed gay couples the same rights and responsibilities afforded to any married couple, and repeal the Defense of Marriage Act."

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My name is Antonio Villaraigosa, and I am here to recruit you!

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa writes about LGBT advocate Harvey Milk and Saturday's Harvey Milk Day.

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Listen: Evan Wolfson and David French debate the freedom to marry on Michael Medved radio show

Freedom to Marry Executive Director, Evan Wolfson, and David French of the Alliance Defense Fund debated issues surrounding the freedom to marry on Thursday, May 20th on the Michael Medved radio show.

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Do gay couples give up their U.S. citizenship?

American expatriates are having a more difficult time living and working abroad, a recent "New York Times" article found, causing a small but growing number of them to renounce their United States citizenship.

But there’s another group of Americans who could be adding to that tally: same-sex couples.

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Soldier from U.K’s Household Cavalry weds boyfriend

The Household Cavalry is the U.K.’s most elite branch of service. Its members provide security for visiting heads of state, as well as for top-ranking national officials. 23-year-old Lance Corporal James Wharton made military history when he became the first member of the Household Cavalry to marry his same-sex life partner.

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Same-Sex Couples face higher Health Costs

Each year as the April 15 tax deadline nears, Shane Snowden is reminded how much more she pays for health coverage for her same-sex partner than her heterosexual colleagues pay for their spouses' benefits.

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Same-Sex Couples May Still Pay More for Health Coverage

The health care overhaul package excludes a provision that would have helped same-sex couples: eliminating a tax on employer-provided domestic partner health coverage.

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