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Rights of Same-Sex Military Spouses Vary by State

Last year's Supreme Court ruling striking down DOMA ensured that federal military benefits extend to same-sex partners and their children. But about 2/3 of active-duty personnel in the U.S. are based in states that don't recognize same-sex marriage.

Ask A Lawyer: Immigration Issues Part Three

LEGAL | By EDGE | Jun 27
This week marks the one year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision striking down parts of the Defense of Marriage Act. Does that make it easier for multi-national same-sex couples to remain in the country? - yes and no. Know your rights!

Huge Advances for Gay Marriage in an Eventful ’Post-DOMA’ Year

LOCAL | By David Crary | Jun 27
One year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a pair of landmark rulings, one striking down the statute that denied federal recognition to same-sex marriages and the other clearing the way for gay couples to wed legally in California.

Ask A Lawyer: Immigration Issues Part Two

LEGAL | By EDGE | Jun 9
Since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, our community has had equal immigration rights under Federal law.

Marriage Celebration Rally @ City Hall :: May 20, 2014

Following the Supreme Court rulings Wednesday that shot down a crucial section of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, Philadelphia LGBT held a rally in celebration.

Utah’s AG Speaks at Rally in Favor of Marriage Ban

NATIONAL | By Brady McCombs | Apr 11
Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes says his defense of Utah’s same-sex marriage ban in a federal appeals court is not motivated by hate.

Divorce Equality May Come to the Keystone State

A Pennsylvania lawmaker has proposed legislation to allow same-sex couples residing in the Keystone state who were legally married in other states to untie the knot at home.

EDGE 10.0: The Decade in Women

NATIONAL | By Steve Weinstein | Apr 10
When the EDGE Media Network launched 10 years ago, it was our mission as a comprehensive LGBT news site to cover the full spectrum of the community, including lesbians, bisexual and transgender women.

Gay Marriage’s Win Streak Tested in Appeals Court

NATIONAL | By Nicholas Riccardi and Brady McCombs | Apr 10
With its recent string of high-profile victories in federal court, the gay marriage movement is hoping to build momentum to help it attain its long-held goal: a Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide.

Judges in Utah Marriage Case Question Lawyers

Sharp questioning Thursday by a divided panel of appellate judges considering Utah’s ban on gay marriages showed that, while same-sex marriage has had a remarkable winning streak lately, its legal status remains uncertain.

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