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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Fuel the fight to win marriage nationwide with this innovative new Indiegogo campaign!

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!

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Corri and Dianne: ‘We feel very grateful to live in this country today’

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.

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It’s official: Gay and lesbian Americans can sponsor their foreign spouses for immigration

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.

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Federal government implements DOMA ruling, begins extends key federal employee programs

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.

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