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After Same-Sex Marriage Ruling, States Reconsider Domestic Partner Benefits

Pew's Stateline | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides d...

Feds Ease Rules On Same-Sex Health Care Tax Breaks

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is letting legally married same-sex couples claim some health care tax benefits for this year. A notice ...

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Staff In Same-Sex Marriages Chalk Up Key Win Post-DOMA | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Things just got a little bit easier for Senate staffers in same-sex marriages. On Tuesday, a mass email went out to thousands of Sen...

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Staffers In Same-Sex Marriages Can Now Extend Federal Benefits To Their Families | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than a week after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, Senate staffers in same-sex marriages have been told t...

Republican Warns Straight People Will Enter Into Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

Georgia GOP Chairwoman Sue Everhart warned that straight people might enter into fraudulent gay marriages to obtain benefits, the Marietta Daily Journ...

Sorry, NOM, But Same-Sex Marriage Has Actual Benefits

Jim David | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim David

I'll be damned if I'm going to sit here and have a million-dollar organization tell me that my marriage has no value and is harmful to society, so here, using my own marriage as evidence, I list the ways that same-sex marriage can benefit society as a whole.

I Have A Friend

Andrew Cotto | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Cotto

Throughout this ordeal my friend felt like a bystander. The doctors wouldn't speak to him, and the nurses treated him like an annoying friend of the family. He was family. This was his partner in terrible pain, thousands of miles from home in an inhospitable hospital.

Gay Married Couples Looking To High Court For Next Step

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

BOSTON -- Fresh from a favorable ruling by a federal appeals court, Dorene Bowe-Shulman can't wait for the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on whether s...

Federal Judge Makes Ruling About Same-Sex Benefits

AP | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal judge in San Francisco says the denial of insurance benefits to same-sex spouses is discriminatory. The ruling Tuesday inv...

Who Really Benefits From Gay Marriage?

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 09.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A lot of people are happy to see same-sex marriage legal in New York: lawyers, marriage counselors, insurance agents. The effect of ...

In Military, Married Gay Couples Won't Get Benefts

AP | By JULIE WATSON | Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics

SAN DIEGO -- Gay service members from Army soldiers to Air Force officers are planning to celebrate the official end of the military's 17-year policy ...

City To Pay Married Gay Workers Extra

AP | By JOHANNA KAISER | Posted 09.09.2011 | Politics

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- When the city of Cambridge issues paychecks to its public employees, nearly two dozen workers find a federal tax on their income t...

New Yorkers Ask How Gay Marriage Will Affect Benefits

Posted 09.01.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- As same-sex marriage becomes legal in New York -- a world financial capital that often sets the corporate tone for businesses everywh...

Gay Marriage Benefit Seekers Sue CalPERS, IRS

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — Three gay couples are suing California's giant public pension fund and the Internal Revenue Service to make long-term care insur...