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Hagel: All States Complying With Same-Sex Benefits

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says that all states are now complying with new rules allowing the same-sex spouses of military members to get ID car...

Texas National Guard To Let Same-Sex Couples Sign For Benefits

AP | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Texas National Guard will immediately begin letting same-sex couples register for benefits after the Defense Department appro...

Oklahoma Governor Ignores Pentagon Criticism, Still Won't Offer Benefits For Married Gay Couples

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) said her state's taxpayer-funded National Guard facilities and employees will not process benefits for married, same-sex...

Exxon Makes Big Policy Change To Benefit Gay Couples

AP | JONATHAN FAHEY | Posted 09.27.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- Exxon says it will begin offering benefits to legally married same-sex couples in the U.S. for the first time as of Oct. 1. The company s...

Pentagon Reportedly Moves For Same-Sex Couples

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is poised to extend health care, housing and other benefits to the same-sex spouses of military members by the end of ...

State's High Court Delivers Blow To Gay Rights

AP | MATT GOURAS | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics

HELENA, Mont. — The Montana Supreme Court on Monday rejected an "overly broad" request that gay couples be guaranteed the same benefits as marri...

The End Of DADT Was Not The End Of Discrimination In The Military

Alexander Nicholson | Posted 11.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Alexander Nicholson

With such a successful final outcome on this policy change, it would be easy to just savor the triumph, be satisfied, and move on. But what many may not realize, however, is that gay troops are still not being treated equally within our armed forces.

Brewer's Anti-Gay Benefits Stance Prompts Protest Resignation

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics

Edwin Leslie was appointed to the Arizona Tourism Advisory Council by Gov. Jan Brewer (R) in 2010. On Tuesday, he stepped down from his position in pr...

Amanda Terkel

Penn To Offer Tax Benefits To Employees In Same-Sex Relationships

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2012 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON -- The University of Pennsylvania is implementing a new policy that will offer benefits to faculty and staff in same-sex partnerships who a...

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...

Despite DADT Repeal, Gays In The Military Still Face Discrimination

Mother Jones | Adam Serwer | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

Don't Ask, Don't Tell is dead. But the fight for equality in the military is nowhere near finished. While the official end of DADT at midnight on Mond...

Thanks To Civil Unions Law, State Farm Offering Same-Sex Benefits

Posted 07.16.2011 | Chicago

Starting on June 1, the state of Illinois will recognize civil unions, extending a new set of legal rights to same-sex couples statewide thanks to a l...

Equality March: Gay Rights Advocates March On DC, Divided On Obama

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP)- Tens of thousands of gay rights supporters marched from the White House to the Capitol Sunday, demanding that President Barack Obama ...

Same-Sex Benefits For Americans Abroad May Be Hard To Implement

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama signed a memorandum last week extending some benefits to same-sex domestic partners of federal employees, but implementation po...