Reflecting on the 47th anniversary of ‘Loving v. Virginia’ at the Supreme Court

Today is the 47th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Loving v. Virginia, a landmark ruling that declared bans on interracial marriage in the United States unconstitutional.

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‘One Strategy, Two Timelines’: The Pathway Forward to the freedom to marry nationwide

In light of the recent victories for marriage in federal court cases, Freedom to Marry has issued a new memo detailing The Pathway Forward, explaining how critical marriage litigation plays into the overall push to win marriage nationwide.

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Obama Administration: Same-sex couples are eligible for veteran’s protections

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.

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes history by officiating wedding for same-sex couple

On Saturday, August 31, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made history by presiding at a wedding for a same-sex couple. She is the first Supreme Court Justice ever to do so.

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Treasury Dept.: Married same-sex couples will be respected for federal tax purposes

The Treasury Department and the IRS announced today that all legally married same-sex couples - regardless of where they live - will be fully respected by all federal tax programs, including income tax, gift and estate taxes, deductions, exemptions, retirement accounts, and child tax credit.

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Married same-sex couples nationwide will be eligible for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Today, the Department of Health and Human Services issued its first announcement about how it will be implementing the Supreme Court ruling from June 2013. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid have made clear that married same-sex couples living in the U.S. will be eligible for these services.

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A joyous summer of love, commitment and marriage for Marlee and Megan in California

It's been a big summer for Megan and Marlee Malone-Franklin. After hosting a gorgeous commitment ceremony and blessing in May - then watching as the Supreme Court restored the freedom to marry in CA and struck down the central part of DOMA - they finally obtained a marriage license this month.

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How we’ll win the freedom to marry nationwide

Want to know how we're going to win the freedom to marry for same-sex couples nationwide? The answer lies in the Roadmap to Victory, the three-track plan for returning to the U.S. Supreme Court and finishing the job by bringing the country to national resolution and extending the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in all 50 states.

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Department of Defense will extend protections to same-sex spouses

Today, the U.S. Department of Defense announced that the same-sex spouses of gay and lesbian service members will begin receiving full benefits and protections by September 3, 2013.

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Social Security begins making payments to married couples living in marriage states

This weekend, the Social Security Administration began processing retirement spouse claims for same-sex couples. For now, the payments are limited to couples living in states with the freedom to marry.

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