Postedon Nov 06, 2014 at 10:00 am
Today, Freedom to Marry and Out & Equal Workplace Advocates released a report revealing that the remaining patchwork of marriage laws for same-sex couples across the United States is costing businesses in the private sector $1.3 billion every year.
Postedon Sep 04, 2012 at 02:00 pm
Today, travel company Expedia announced their support for Washington's Referendum 74, the ballot measure to uphold the freedom to marry throughout the state. They're now the latest of dozens of businesses to speak out in support of the state's marriage law.
Postedon Aug 30, 2012 at 04:45 pm
This week, Washington United for Marriage, the coalition working to uphold the freedom to marry at the ballot in Washington state, celebrated Unions Week by heralding the essential support that Referendum 74 has received from unions and labor organizations.
Postedon Jul 12, 2012 at 10:15 am
Yesterday, three union organizations filed an amicus brief in 'Golinski v. U.S. Office of Personnel Management,' one of the key cases related to the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. The brief attacks the constitutionality of DOMA.
Postedon Oct 25, 2011 at 10:15 am
A recent article in Business Week discusses the concrete economic benefits that have resulted for businesses and companies in New York State ever since the freedom to marry was extended to gay and lesbian couples in June.
Postedon Aug 23, 2011 at 09:20 am
The Minnesota Association of Professional Employees (MAPE) is the latest labor organization in the state to speak out against the anti-marriage amendment that will appear on the November 2012 ballot.
Postedon Aug 09, 2011 at 09:53 am
The Minnesota AFL-CIO, which represents over 300,000 workers statewide, voted unanimously to oppose the proposed anti-gay constitutional amendment that will appear on the ballot in November 2012
Postedon Jul 11, 2011 at 10:20 am
The city of Cambridge has decided to pay a stipend to public employees with same-sex spouse to cover the additional tax such employees are saddled with if they cover their spouse under their employer-provided health insurance. Cambridge is the first municipality in the country to attempt to offset this additional, unjust tax placed on same-sex couples because of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.
Postedon Jan 31, 2011 at 06:00 pm
A gay service member marrying will no longer be grounds for discharge after “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” is repealed, but federal law will keep the military from recognizing the marriage, officials said on Friday.
Postedon Jan 31, 2011 at 09:30 am
President Obama has balanced on a political tightrope for two years over the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, the contentious 1996 law barring federal recognition of marriages of same-sex couples.
Now, two new federal lawsuits threaten to snap that rope out from under him.