Postedon Sep 24, 2014 at 04:00 pm
This week, Freedom to Marry and the Human Rights Campaign sent a joint letter to United States Attorney General Eric Holder urging the Department of Justice to act now and ensure that the marriages of same-sex couples performed earlier this year in Arkansas, Indiana, and Wisconsin are respected by the federal government.
Postedon Jun 20, 2014 at 10:00 am
Today, the Obama administration announced that it will take additional steps to provide increased federal respect for same-sex couples’ legal marriages - However, social security protections for married couples will remain unavailable in nearly all states that do not respect marriage for same-sex couples.
Postedon Apr 23, 2014 at 10:30 am
This year, Susan and Shannon McSpadden, who hail from Merriam, KS, were invited to attend the Easter Egg Roll with their children, Davis and Georgia.
Postedon Mar 28, 2014 at 10:00 am
Today, the United States Department of Justice announced that the federal government will respect the legal marriages of the 300+ same-sex couples in Michigan who were issued marriage licenses in the state on Saturday, March 22.
Postedon Feb 10, 2014 at 04:30 pm
This weekend, United States Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Department of Justice would issue a memo to recognize marriages between same-sex couples - even in states without the freedom to marry - "to the greatest extent possible under the law."
Postedon Jan 10, 2014 at 12:15 pm
Today, the United States Department of Justice announced that the federal government would respect the marriages of the 1,300+ same-sex couples in Utah who have been issued marriage licenses in the state since December 20, 2013.
Postedon Nov 13, 2013 at 10:30 am
Last night, shortly after the Hawaii Senate granted final approval to the marriage bill that has been dated in the state over this month's three-week Special Session, President Barack Obama issued a statement applauding the decision.
Postedon Nov 06, 2013 at 10:00 am
Last night, shortly after the Illinois House of Representatives took a decisive vote in favor of the freedom to marry for same-sex couples across the state of Illinois, President Barack Obama issued a statement applauding the decision.
Postedon Sep 04, 2013 at 03:15 pm
Today, the Obama Administration directed the executive branch to no longer enforce federal laws that prevented legally married same-sex couples from accessing veteran's benefits. The spouses of gay and lesbian military veterans will soon be eligible for many protections that straight spouses have.
Postedon Jun 27, 2013 at 03:15 pm
Just over 24 hours after the Supreme Court announced its historic decisions, we're already beginning to see the immediate implementation of the rulings. Here are seven ways the rulings are already being implemented.