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DOMA ruling opens up a bevy of benefits to same-sex couples

Same-sex couples in the states that allow gay marriage gained access to more than 1,000 federal benefits with the June 26 ruling by the Supreme Court that the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.

Heart & Soul: Spirituality for the rest of us

"I carry a warm place in my heart for MCC, as it was the church in San Diego where my beloved and I met 27 years ago. And it was instrumental in my finally beginning to feel a relationship with my higher power. But there is much more to it than that."

COMMENTARY: “Sometimes they get it right”

"So we must still be ever vigilant my friends, but for now I’m going to bask in the sunshine of being recognized for the citizen I am and rejoice in the knowledge that 'Sometimes they do get it right.'”

Gay married man approved for green card

An American man in Florida and his husband, who is from Bulgaria, have become the first same-sex married couple to be approved for a permanent resident visa, an immigration milestone that comes after the Supreme Court struck down a federal law against same-sex marriage.