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Veterans Affairs Sued For Denying Gay Marriage Benefits

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Aug 20, 2014
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is being sued over its refusal to grant spousal benefits to same-sex military couples in states where these marriages are not recognized.

Susan Blackwell Hosts "Volleygirls" Benefit for It Gets Better

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jul 24, 2014
On July 30 at New York's supper club and cabaret 54 Below, Susan Blackwell hosts the "Volleygirls" fundraiser for the It Gets Better Project.

Obama Moves to Ensure Sick Leave for Gay Couples

By Josh Lederman | Friday Jun 20, 2014
The Obama administration will work to ensure that gay and lesbian Americans are eligible to take leave from their jobs to care for a same-sex spouse, regardless of whether they live in a state that recognizes gay marriage, the White House said Friday.

Out-Fit Challenge Mud Run Supports Family Equality Council

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jun 19, 2014
On June 21 in New York’s Tuxedo Ridge Ski Center in Tuxedo Park, the Out-Fit Challenge Mud Run will bring together members and friends of the LGBT community to benefit the Family Equality Council.

New York’s Queer Entertainers Host Fundraiser for Kate Bornstein

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jun 12, 2014
On Sunday, June 15 at The Cutting Room, New York City’s leading queer and indie entertainers will join forces for We Love Kate, a benefit to help raise money for transgender author, artist and activist Kate Bornstein’s cancer treatment.

Del Shores: My Sordid Best Benefits AID Atlanta

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jun 10, 2014
On June 11 and June 12, Del Shores will come to Atlanta for two benefit performances for the AIDS Service Organization AID Atlanta.

Wash. State Requires Insurance Parity for Gay Spouses

Thursday Jun 5, 2014
Washington state officials are reminding companies in the state that health benefits must be provided to same-sex spouses if they are provided to heterosexual spouses.

Ark. University Changes Decision on Gay Health Benefits

Wednesday May 21, 2014
The University of Arkansas System has reversed its decision to include same-sex couples in the health benefits that is offered to spouses.

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.