Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

1:50pm

Mon February 17, 2014
Politics

Same-Sex State Tax Bill Passes House, Heads To Governor

A newly married couple following the legalization of same-sex marriage in New York.
Jose Antonio Navas Flickr-Creative Commons

Having passed its third and final reading in the Colorado House, Senate Bill 19 now only awaits the Governor’s signature.  The bill allows same-sex couples residing in Colorado and married in one of the 17 states and the District of Columbia where same-sex marriage is legal to file joint state taxes.

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1:16pm

Wed September 4, 2013
The Two-Way

U.S. Won't Enforce Laws Banning VA Benefits For Same-Sex Couples

Originally published on Wed September 4, 2013 5:03 pm

The Obama administration will stop enforcing two sections of a law that lays out benefits for U.S. veterans. The sections define marriage as between a man and woman and deny legally married same-sex couples Veterans Affairs benefits like health care and disability payments.

The Justice Department had in 2012 decided not to defend the statute in court. On Wednesday, in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, Attorney General Eric Holder explained the executive branch was going a step further.

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12:50pm

Thu August 15, 2013
Politics

Pentagon Extends Benefits To Same-Sex Spouses, Fort Carson Reacts

Fort Carson Soldiers training exercises
Fort Carson PIO/Flickr

10:36am

Wed August 14, 2013
The Two-Way

Pentagon Details Plan To Extend Benefits To Same-Sex Spouses

Originally published on Wed August 14, 2013 11:37 am

The Pentagon said Wednesday that it will extend benefits to same-sex spouses of service members and civilian employees.
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The Department of Defense announced Wednesday that it is extending full benefits to the same-sex spouses of service members and civilian employees.

The move is an effort to bring Pentagon policies in line with a Supreme Court decision that found the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional.

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3:14pm

Thu July 18, 2013
The Two-Way

GOP Won't Defend Ban On Veterans Benefits For Same-Sex Couples

U.S. Army Captain Michael Potoczniak (right) embraced his partner of 10 years Todd Saunders as they obtained their marriage license at City Hall in San Francisco on June 29.
Stephen Lam Reuters /Landov

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