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Federal Court Orders Florida to Issue Accurate Death Certificates to Surviving Same-Sex Spouses

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After more than 40 years together, Hal Birchfield and James Merrick Smith traveled to New York in October 2012 and got married. Tragically, less than a year later, in September 2013, James died at the age of 94. ...
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North Carolina to Issue Accurate Birth Certificates for Children of Same-Sex Spouses

Chelsea and Jessamy with their son.
National
The state of Wisconsin must now issue accurate birth certificates listing both parents for the children of married same-sex couples. ...
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Married Same-Sex Couples Sue State of Florida for Accurate Birth Certificates

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Florida’s refusal to put same-sex spouses on their children’s birth certificates as it does for different-sex spouses violates the ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. ...
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Modern Military Families Honored at AMPA National Gala

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The event is expected to draw 400 LGBT service members, spouses, veterans, and allies. Sponsored by nearly every major military family support organization. ...
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Veteran Spouses Equal Treatment Act Reintroduced

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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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Same-Sex Military Spouses Refused Benefits in Texas

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Three same-sex military couples were denied assistance by the federal military identification card enrollment center at Camp Mabry. ...
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Grocery Chain Publix Adds Benefits for Same-Sex Employees

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Publix is offering same-sex marriage benefits to its employees who are legally married anywhere that same-sex marriages are legal, regardless of residence. ...
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