Postedon Apr 22, 2013 at 11:00 am
This week, legislation to extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in Rhode Island and Delaware - and the first step toward winning marriage in Nevada - faces critical votes. Read about each of the movements in the states here.
Postedon Apr 11, 2013 at 11:45 am
This morning, a Senate committee in Nevada voted to advance a legislative measure that would repeal the state's anti-marriage amendment and replace it with the freedom to marry. The vote is the first step in the process of winning the freedom to marry for all Nevadans.
Postedon Aug 10, 2012 at 02:00 pm
Today, a federal judge from the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada agreed to hear 'Sevcik v. Sandoval,' a lawsuit brought by Lambda Legal on behalf of eight same-sex couples seeking marriage licenses in Nevada.
Postedon Jan 20, 2011 at 01:00 pm
The Internal Revenue Service is requiring registered domestic partners and married same-sex couples to split their income equally on their federal tax forms. This change in policy toward what is known as community property has been anything but easy to implement. And tax professionals are warning LGBT couples they need to begin thinking about their taxes now to avoid headaches later.
Postedon Jan 14, 2011 at 03:30 pm
A decision in May by the Internal Revenue Service that was hailed as a step toward equality for same-sex couples has instead become a headache for tens of thousands of gay and lesbian families in California.
Same-sex couples who are registered domestic partners — or who married during the brief legal window — are facing a new, more complicated tax status, one that has raised a litany of expensive concerns.
Postedon Nov 03, 2010 at 12:00 pm
The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund today announced that more openly LGBT candidates won election to public office in the U.S. in 2010 than in any year in America’s history.
Postedon Sep 10, 2010 at 12:15 pm
Three of the Supreme Court justices who struck down an Ohio state law denying the freedom to marry are facing "retention votes" this year, and conservatives are using the ruling against them.
The targeting of the Iowa justices has brought together a group of distinguished legal scholars and jurists who have spoken out in support of the beleaguered justices, among them Sandra Day O’Connor.
Postedon Jun 08, 2010 at 01:45 pm
The Internal Revenue Service has ruled that same-sex couples must be treated the same as heterosexual couples under a feature of California tax law.
Advocates for the change say it is the first time the agency has acknowledged gay couples as a unit for tax purposes.
Postedon Oct 28, 2009 at 12:42 pm
October 27, 2009
Nevada's secretary of state says more than 1,000 couples have registered as domestic partners since enactment of a new law this month provides many of the same protections of straight married couples to gay and straight unmarried partners. [Link]
Postedon Oct 13, 2009 at 03:19 pm
October 13, 2009
In a meeting with gay-rights activists last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid criticized the LDS Church for backing a ballot measure banning marriage equality in California, saying the leaders of his faith should have stayed out of the contentious political fight. [Link]