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GOP Mich. Gov. Asks Judge to Uphold Gay Benefits Ban

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Feb 18, 2014
Republican Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder asked a federal judge Monday to uphold the state’s ban on domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples who work for Michigan and local government employees.

Guard to Let Same-Sex Couples Sign For Benefits

Wednesday Nov 27, 2013
The Texas National Guard will immediately begin letting same-sex couples register for benefits after the Defense Department approved a new procedure for enrolling National Guard members and their dependents for benefits.

Ky. Guard Allowing Benefits for Same-Sex Marriages

Saturday Nov 16, 2013
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is allowing spouses of gay National Guard members to apply for federal marriage benefits.

Gay Military Couple Talk About Importance of Benefits in New Vid

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Sep 26, 2013
The U.S. Department of Defense released a new video on Wednesday explaining how the recent extension of military and spousal benefits impacts same-sex military couples.

Labor Dept.: Same-Sex Spouses Have Benefit Rights

By Sam Hananel | Thursday Sep 19, 2013
Legally married same-sex couples enjoy the same federal rights as other married couples when it comes to pensions, 401(k)s, health plans and other employee benefits, even if they live in states that don’t recognize their union, the Labor Department said.

Tammy Baldwin Introduces Bipartisan Gay Rights Bill to Congress

Thursday Sep 19, 2013
Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced bipartisan bill to extend employee benefit programs to same-sex domestic partners of federal employees.

Okla. Gov. Tells Guard to Deny Same-Sex Benefits

By Sean Murphy | Wednesday Sep 18, 2013
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has ordered the National Guard to stop processing requests for military benefits for same-sex couples, her office confirmed Tuesday, despite a Pentagon directive to do so.

SCOTUS DOMA Ruling Benefits Some NH Retirees

By Norma Love | Sunday Sep 8, 2013
The New Hampshire Retirement System is reviewing its records to see whether it owes a medical insurance subsidy or other benefits to workers who got married after the state legalized same-sex marriage in 2010.

Feds Won’t Enforce Same-Sex Veterans Law

By Pete Yost | Wednesday Sep 4, 2013
The Obama administration said Wednesday it will stop enforcing a law that blocks benefits to partners of military veterans in same-sex marriages.

Wis. National Guard Processing Same-Sex Request

Wednesday Sep 4, 2013
The Wisconsin National Guard has received its first request from a same-sex couple seeking benefits.