Postedon Aug 29, 2013 at 01:15 pm
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.
Postedon Aug 29, 2013 at 11:00 am
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.
Postedon Aug 22, 2013 at 03:30 pm
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.
Postedon Aug 15, 2013 at 11:30 am
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.
Postedon Aug 14, 2013 at 01:30 pm
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.
Postedon Aug 12, 2013 at 11:30 am
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.
Postedon Jul 09, 2013 at 10:59 am
This month, four awesome LGBT-owned and operated companies are sponsoring a crowd-funding campaign to raise money for Freedom to Marry, the campaign to win marriage for same-sex couples nationwide. Donate today!
Postedon Jul 09, 2013 at 10:30 am
Corri Planck and Dianne Hardy-Garcia are just one of the loving same-sex couples whose lives were dramatically impacted last month when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and restored the freedom to marry to California. Here, they reflect on the impact of the rulings.
Postedon Jul 02, 2013 at 10:15 am
This week, the DHS issued a statement that formalizes the new post-DOMA policy that gay and lesbian Americans can sponsor their married foreign national spouses for immigration purposes. At last, married binational same-sex couples will no longer fear separation from each other or be forced to live their lives in legal limbo.
Postedon Jun 28, 2013 at 04:45 pm
On Friday, June 28, the Office of Personnel Management issued a memo explaining that it has begun implementing the Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Windsor v. United States.