Pause for celebration

Without repeal of the Defense of Marriage act, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman under federal law, or the passage of the Domestic Partners and Obligations Act, which extends benefits to partners of gay federal employees, the spouses of gay and lesbian troops are ineligible for military benefits.

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A rude shock at Christmas

A NJ civil union provided no protection for Peruvian man abruptly deported.

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Wolfson to visit Guam

Freedom to Marry's Evan Wolfson will be speaking on Tuesday before the Guam Legislature about marriage equality and the issues surrounding it.

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European marriage equality legal challenge launched today

Eight couples in the U.K. fighting to overturn the twin ban on civil marriages for same-sex couples and civil partnerships for heterosexual couples today launched their joint legal challenge despite a minor setback.

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Obama: “Prepared to implement” DADT, “attitudes evolving” on marriage equality

In and exclusive oval office interview with "The Advocate," President Obama says the Pentagon is "prepared to implement" repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” and it will take months not years.

He also says he's “wrestling” with the issue of marriage equality.

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Military Veteran: Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell “A burden off my shoulders”

Minutes after the Senate voted to allow gays to serve openly in the military, Mary Lou Paquette said she felt a weight had been lifted.

Sean Eldridge, the political director of the national Freedom to Marry campaign, likened the ban on serving openly to laws that prohibit marriage for same-sex couples and called military discrimination "one of the cruelest inequalities inflicted on gay Americans by their own government" in a statement released in support of the bill's passage.

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Judge hears federal worker’s spousal benefits case

Lawyer Karen Golinski has spent the past 19 years working for a federal appeals court based in San Francisco.

So finding herself seated in court Friday as the plaintiff in a lawsuit seeking health insurance coverage for her same-sex partner was disturbing and strange, she said.

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N.Y. Marriage: Hey, you never know

There is work to be done in 2011, but marriage equality advocates are betting on improved odds with a Republican senate majority in New York State.

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Campaigners take fight against ban on the freedom to marry to European court

Eight British couples will take their case to overturn the bans on marriages of same-sex couples and heterosexual civil partnerships to the European Court of Human Rights next week.

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Marriage equality supporters plan new vote in NY Senate

New York's most influential advocates for gay rights say the chances are better than ever to legalize the freedom to marry, even in a Republican-controlled Senate.

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