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Same-Sex Widow Sues FedEx for Survivor Benefits, Federal Court Will Hear Case

National
FedEx refuses to provide the benefits because its pension plan incorporates DOMA, even though that law was struck down as unconstitutional in United States v. Windsor. ...
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Recounting Edie Windsor, Thea Spyer and One Lawyer Who Changed It All

Then Comes Marriage
Editorial
In 1991, Roberta, who was just coming out, saw a therapist for two sessions to try to get help. And that therapists name was Thea Spyer. ...
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Jim Obergefell Movie Coming to 20th Century Fox in 2017

Entertainment
Film studio 20th Century Fox has bought the life rights of the lead plaintiff Jim Obergefell in the lawsuit that resulted in the legalization of same-sex marriage in the U.S in order to create a film. ...
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BLgT USA Kicks Off 50 State Tour for LGBT Rights

Travel
GET//OUT dubbed the BLgT the first sandwich for equality. The “g” is chosen by partner chefs – gouda, guacamole, gazpacho; the possibilities are infinite. ...
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Federal Court Orders Alabama Marriage Equality Statewide

Top News Politics
A federal district court ordered that all Alabama probate judges comply with the U.S. Constitution and may not refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples. ...
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Navy Vet Madelynn Lee Taylor to Receive NCLR Award

(L to R): Nicole LeFavour, Gretchen Bates, Donna Vasquez, and Madelynn Lee Taylor.
Top News National
Idaho Navy veteran Madelynn “Lee” Taylor will be honored with the Courage Award for standing up to discriminatory laws banning marriage equality. ...
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Bonauto, Hallward-Driemeier Will Argue Supreme Court Marriage Cases

Top News Politics
Mary L. Bonauto and Doug Hallward-Driemeier will represent the plaintiffs at the cases’ scheduled April 28 arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court. ...
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Veteran Spouses Equal Treatment Act Reintroduced

Top News Politics
A bipartisan group of colleagues reintroduced the Veteran Spouses Equal Treatment Act to ensure all military families have equal access to benefits. ...
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Murray, Baldwin, Kind Introduce Social Security and Marriage Equality Act of 2015

Top News Politics
The Social Security and Marriage Equality Act ensures same-sex spouses receive equal treatment under the Social Security Act, regardless of where they live. ...
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Bipartisan Amicus Brief Submited for National Marriage

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A total of 44 members of the Senate and 167 Members of the House of Representatives signed on to the brief. ...
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