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What the DOMA Ruling Means for Same-Sex Couples 2013 and Amended Taxes

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA | Posted 02.12.2014 | Money
Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA

As a part of this ruling, couples have the option to go back and amend their last three years tax returns, if they would have received larger tax refunds by filing a joint tax return.

The Gospel for Recovering Pleasers

Kat Katsanis-Semel | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Kat Katsanis-Semel

Claim the truth that it is better to "get it right" with God (based on your heartfelt knowledge of what God wants for you), and to "get it wrong" with others, than it is to "get it right" with others and not be able to stand before God with dignity

Achieving Military Equality

Diane H. Mazur | Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Diane H. Mazur

Freeloading on the military's popularity may be foolproof, but it is also foolish. It may work, but it doesn't make it smart. Every time we turn decisions over to the military and hope it does the right thing, we waste some of the critical capital of civilian control.

Same-Sex Couples Benefited By DOMA Ruling

San Bernardino County Sun, Calif. | Ryan Hagen | Posted 09.01.2013 | Latino Voices

Javier Hernandez celebrated the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act for the same reason many others did, but he also h...

DOMA: One Christian Speaks

Beth Hopkins | Posted 08.30.2013 | Religion
Beth Hopkins

My devotion to my Faith and its teachings about marriage does not mean I have the right to make anyone else's faith or marriage illegal. And it doesn't mean I should be unkind, rude, or unloving toward anyone, whether my theology agrees with their lifestyle or not.

Socially Conservative or Socially Unacceptable?

Justin Maffett | Posted 08.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Justin Maffett

As the movement for equality gains traction and momentum, can we expect to see fewer public displays of opposition to gay rights?

A Law Professor's Perspective on the Supreme Court's DOMA Case

Sarah R. Boonin | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Sarah R. Boonin

I read a lot of court cases, from the technical and obscure to the epic and revolutionary. Rarely do I sit down to read a case that I know will, upon its publication, change my life dramatically. Wednesday, I had that experience.

PHOTO: New Yorker's Amazing DOMA Cover

Posted 06.28.2013 | Media

The New Yorker celebrated the Supreme Court's historic rulings on gay marriage with one of its most awesome covers of all time. It marked the moment b...

The Path Forward: Immigration and Beyond

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

Emotionally powerful moments are few and far between here on Capitol Hill but, for the second time in as many days, I found myself very moved.

Jennifer Bendery

John Boehner On DOMA Ruling: Meh

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) wasn't celebrating when the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday. But ...

Stunning Images In Gay Rights History

Posted 06.27.2013 | Gay Voices

AS WE HEAD into the anniversary of our nation’s independence, gay Americans can count two new freedoms — this week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled b...

Edie Windsor, DOMA Plaintiff: 'Today, My Country Gave Dignity' To Us

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

Edie Windsor, plaintiff in the Supreme Court case against the federal Defense of Marriage Act, didn't try to contain her excitement and emotion Wednes...

Dear God, It's Just Gay Marriage!

David Abbitt | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
David Abbitt

The joke goes that gays should be allowed to marry so that they can be as miserable as everyone else. The real joke is that gays already know what it's like to be as miserable as everyone else; it's just taken this long for almost everyone else to realize that they are no different.

Ryan Rainey

What It Was Like Outside The Supreme Court, Waiting For LGBT Decisions

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Rainey | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vin Testa has a new nickname: "Flag Guy." The 25-year-old Washington resident -- a self-described "proud, out, gay man" -- became a f...

John Celock

What DOMA Decision Means For State Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

State lawmakers around the country who have been involved in the marriage-equality debate see Wednesday's Supreme Court rulings on the Defense of Marr...

Gay Marriage Could Shrink The Deficit

Slate | Matthew Yglesias | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business

This is obviously not the main issue driving anyone's thinking about marriage equality, but throwing out the Defense of Marriage Act as the Suprem...

WBC Hatemongers Freak After DOMA Ruling

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 06.26.2013 | Religion

As Americans across the country celebrated the Supreme Court's landmark decision to strike down parts of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and essent...

Amanda Terkel

DOMA Decision Means Same-Sex Military Spouses Will Get Equal Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just hours after the Supreme Court declared the federal ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announc...

Howard Fineman

John Roberts Is Washington's Most Cold-Blooded Pol

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The shrewdest, most manipulative and radical politician in this city isn't the president or a member of Congress. He's the chief justice...

Clintons React To Supreme Court Ruling

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former President Bill Clinton is welcoming the Supreme Court decision striking down a provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, which h...

Jan Diehm

DOMA Decision Made By Supreme Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Jan Diehm | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court killed the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday, and here's how the vote broke down. For information on the Court's less sweepi...

Crowd Erupts In Cheers Over Gay Marriage Ruling

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

By JESSICA GRESKO, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Chanting "DOMA is Dead," supporters of same-sex marriage burst into cheers and some wept ope...

Activists, Nonprofits Praise DOMA Ruling

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.26.2013 | Impact

Activists and nonprofits rejoiced on Twitter Wednesday after the Supreme Court declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. In a 5-4 vote...

After Historic Gay Marriage Ruling, Haters Hate

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.26.2013 | Gay Voices

Anti-gay groups were immediately up in arms after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional. They argued th...

Supreme Court Rules On Gay Marriage Cases

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

By MARK SHERMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — In a major victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a...