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August 30, 2013
The new tax policies of the federal government will ease a great burden for many gay and lesbian couples and their families, especially around tax season. Here are six things you need to know about the new ruling, according to the Treasury Department.
August 29, 2013
As long as you are legally married in a jurisdiction that recognizes marriage equality—for instance, one of the 13 states or 14 countries with marriage equality,Washington, D.C., or elsewhere—you’ll be able to file jointly for taxes, and receive other benefits such as avoiding lofty inheritance taxes upon the death of your partner.
August 14, 2013
The Pentagon announced that the spouses of gay and lesbian members of the military will be eligible for the same healthcare, housing and other benefits starting September 3.
July 26, 2013
One month ago the U.S. Supreme Court decided two landmark marriage equality cases.The effects of the twin decisions, announced on June 26, 2013, were felt almost immediately.
June 24, 2013
We are days—if not hours—away from a final decision in AFER's federal court challenge to Prop. 8 and the ACLU challenge to the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.
March 29, 2013
13 of the top 15 newspapers have editorialized their support of the freedom to marry.
March 7, 2013
President Clinton has weighed in on DOMA and the federal recognition of marriage for gay and lesbian Americans in a powerful Washington Post editorial.
January 8, 2013
In this week's episode of Marriage News Watch: An exciting start to the year, with a win and a setback in Illinois. Two brand new marriage bills are on the fast track in Rhode Island. And a Congressional bill to repeal DOMA picks up support.
December 29, 2012
Outgoing Rep. Charlie Bass (R-New Hampshire) became the third Republican congressman to support legislation that would repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
December 12, 2012
It’s official: The Supreme Court will hear AFER’ Prop. 8 case and a constitutional challenge to the DOMA brought by the ACLU. Meanwhile, support’s growing in Congress for a repealing the Defense of Marriage Act.