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Judge Takes Up Michigan Ban on Domestic Partner Benefits

By Ed White | Wednesday Apr 16, 2014
A ban on benefits for domestic partners in Michigan public schools and local governments might not save much money, but that’s not a reason to throw out the law, a lawyer for the state told a federal judge Tuesday.

Utah Defends Freezing Benefits for Gay Couples

By Brady McCombs | Thursday Mar 13, 2014
Utah state attorneys told a federal judge that it is reasonable to freeze benefits for more than 1,000 newly married gay and lesbian couples because their rights are not permanently vested until an appeal court rules on the state’s same-sex marriage ban.

Hearing for Gay Couples Suing Utah Over Benefits

By Brady McCombs | Wednesday Mar 12, 2014
A federal judge is set to hear arguments Wednesday morning from four same-sex couples suing Utah over its decision to stop granting benefits to newly married gay couples.

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.

Winter Burlesque: ’Calendar Girl’ To Benefit BC/EFA

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jan 22, 2014
Broadway Cares kicks off their 2014 fundraising with the "Calendar Girl" edition of "Broadway Bares Winter Burlesque", produced by and benefitting Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS.

Most Nebraska Schools to Offer Same-Sex Benefits

Monday Dec 30, 2013
Nearly all Nebraska school districts and some cities and counties will soon begin offering insurance benefits to legally married same-sex couples.

Hagel: All States Complying With Same-Sex Benefits

By Lolita C. Baldor | Friday Dec 13, 2013
The Pentagon says that all states are now complying with new rules allowing the same-sex spouses of military members to get ID cards in order to claim benefits.

La. National Guard Sites to Take Same-Sex Benefit Form

By Melinda Deslatte | Friday Dec 6, 2013
Louisiana National Guard personnel seeking benefits for same-sex spouses will have an easier time filing the requests, despite a state refusal to let its workers process the paperwork.

Railroads to Offer Health Care to Same-Sex Spouses

By Gene Johnson | Thursday Dec 5, 2013
A day after being sued by legally married, gay engineers, the nation’s largest freight rail carriers announced they will provide health care benefits to the same-sex spouses of their employees.

Christie Leaves NJ to Support Anti-Gay Okla. Governor

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Dec 5, 2013
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is leaving his state on Thursday in order to attend a fundraiser for anti-gay Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin - a decision that is not sitting well with Democrats and LGBT activists.