US Supreme Court DOMA

US Supreme Court DOMA

DOJ to Give ‘Real Meaning’ to the Windsor DOMA Decision

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Attorney General Eric Holder said, "On Monday, I will issue a new policy memorandum that will – for the first time in history – formally instruct all Justice Department employees to give lawful same-sex marriages full and equal recognition, to the greatest extent possible under the law." ...
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Four Same-Sex Couples Sue to Marry in WI

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Not only does Wisconsin prohibit same-sex marriage, but it also makes gay couples who legally marry in another state criminals, which poses a huge issue for Carol Schumacher and Virginia Wolf who wed in another state. ...
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Utah Spent $2 Million to Fight Equal Marriage

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"It feels like we are second-class citizens during the stay," said Moudi Sbeity, who is waiting to get married until the legal process plays out. "There's also the fear of the unknown of what might come next." ...
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Three WV Couples Ask for the Freedom to Marry

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The plaintiffs include: Nancy Michael and Jane Fenton, together for 16 years, and their six-year-old son, Drew; Casie McGee and Sarah Adkins, together for more than three years; and Justin Murdock and William Glavaris, together for more than two years. ...
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Treasury Gives Same-Sex Taxpayers A Big Break

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In follow-up to the Windsor decision, this notice addresses how the rules for cafeteria plans, flexible spending accounts (FSAs), and health savings accounts (HSAs) apply to individuals with same-sex spouses. ...
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DOMA Hero Edie Windsor Opens Website

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Edith “Edie” Windsor, the plaintiff in the June 2013 Supreme Court decision that struck down the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act,” is on the editorial short list of 5 – coming in at #3 - for Time magazine’s person of the year. ...
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Financial Planning for Life Stages

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With policies still being established, it’s important to stay informed as the nation’s laws continue to evolve. Following is information to help with financial planning during various life stages. ...
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PFLAG NYC to Honor Edie Windsor and Daryl Roth

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Windsor, who successfully fought the government for equal recognition of her marriage to Thea Spyer, her partner of more than 40 years, after being assessed estate taxes after Thea’s death, will receive the PFLAG NYC “Stay Close” Individual Leadership Award. ...
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The Woman Behind DOMA’s Demise: Edith Windsor

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Windsor and Spyer, who were a couple for 44 years, were married in 2007. Their love was documented in the film Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement. ...
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