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LGBT: Marriage and Relationship Recognition

Janice Langbehn Presidential Citizens Medal

Hospital Visitation and Medical Decision Making for Same-Sex Couples

We must take action to ensure that regulations giving same-sex couples and domestic partners visitation and medical decision-making rights are respected and enforced.

By Garrett Riou | Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Chuck Hagel

A Cheap Shot: 4 State Governors Are Denying Same-Sex Military Spouses the Benefits They Have Earned

Although the Supreme Court struck down key provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act, anti-gay, activist governors still refuse to treat same-sex military spouses equally at National Guard installations.

By Katie Miller | Monday, October 21, 2013

Religious Liberty + Marriage Equality = Harmony, Not Dissension

Despite opposition activists’ rhetoric, support for nondiscrimination laws and religious liberty are positively connected.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, August 7, 2013

DOMA immigration

Additional Immigration Benefits Are Available for Same-Sex Couples After DOMA Repeal

Now that the Supreme Court has ruled Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, same-sex immigrant couples will have access to additional benefits.

By Sharita Gruberg | Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Edith Windsor

DOMA’s Impact on LGBT Older Americans

By striking down key sections of the Defense of Marriage Act, the Supreme Court has removed a number of discriminatory obstacles once blocking full and equal access to a variety of federal benefits critically important to older gay and lesbian couples. But much more remains to be done, particularly on the state level.

By Andrew Cray and Sunny Frothingham | Monday, July 1, 2013

John Boehner

Speaker Boehner’s Raid on the Treasury Enabled the Supreme Court to Strike Down DOMA

Using funds appropriated for congressional operations to fight court battles on behalf of the Defense of Marriage Act turned out to be a bad deal for taxpayers and DOMA supporters alike.

By Scott Lilly | Thursday, June 27, 2013

Supreme Court

Guide to Same-Sex Couples After Historic Ruling on DOMA

The “After DOMA: What It Means for You” LGBT Organizations Fact Sheet Series details many of the ways federal agencies accord legal respect to married same-sex couples.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

What the DOMA Decision Means for LGBT Binational Couples

The Supreme Court repealing Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act will help LGBT immigrants married to American citizens and lawful permanent residents, but more must be done for our immigrant community.

By Sharita Gruberg | Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Supreme Court

2 Victories for Marriage Equality at the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court stripped private parties of the ability to appeal a decision striking Proposition 8. The court also held that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, representing a huge victory for same-sex couples and equal justice under the law.

By Andrew Cray and Crosby Burns | Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Marriage Equality and the Supreme Court

article icon Issue Brief The Supreme Court’s rulings on two marriage equality cases have widespread implications for the future of LGBT rights.

By Crosby Burns and Joshua Field | Monday, June 10, 2013

Gay and lesbian support rally

Marriage Equality Will Not End LGBT Discrimination

As the Supreme Court decides who can say “I do,” finally passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is something that Congress must do.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, June 5, 2013

FAFSA Modernizes to Recognize LGBT Families

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid will soon begin collecting information about applicants who have same-sex parents, giving them equal access to college financial aid.

By Crosby Burns and David A. Bergeron | Monday, May 6, 2013

Infographic: How the Defense of Marriage Act Is Harming 1 Military Couple

As the Supreme Court considers overturning the Defense of Marriage Act, it must take into account the ways the law harms our men and women in uniform and undermines our military readiness.

By Katie Miller | Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Infographic: Marriage Equality Is Now a Mainstream Value (2013 Update)

Recent polls confirm that an increasing majority of Americans support the freedom to marry and believe that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marriage.

By Crosby Burns and Christopher Frost | Thursday, March 21, 2013

How the Defense of Marriage Act Is Harming One Military Couple

play_alt icon Video Because of the Defense of Marriage Act, same-sex military spouses are not eligible for nearly 100 spousal benefits freely available to other military spouses. This inequality harms our military families and weakens our entire force.

By Lauren Santa Cruz and Katie Miller | Thursday, February 21, 2013

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