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VA to recognize same-gender spouses, Attorney General tells Congress

Attorney General Eric Holder notified congressional leaders about the decision. He said Title 38, written before marriage-equality rulings by the courts, is in conflict with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June that struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Florida Log Cabin Republicans exploit death of U.S. Ambassador in political ad

A political advertisement in the current issue of the Florida Agenda, an LGBT weekly newspaper distributed throughout central and south Florida, and paid for by the Broward (County) Log Cabin Republicans of Florida, attacks Democrats and President Barack Obama — using an image of the lifeless body of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens in the aftermath of last month’s attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya.

U.S. asks appeals court to kill Log Cabin Republicans lawsuit challenging DADT ban

With the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" less than three weeks away, the Obama administration asked a federal appeals court Thursday to discard the lawsuit challenging the ban on openly gay and lesbian servicemembers and a judge's ruling that declared it unconstitutional.

COMMENTARY with VIDEO: The immorality of the GOP’s defense of DOMA

Mom paid no estate taxes after the death of Dad, and years later when my stepfather died. Edie Windsor, who was legally married to Thea Spyer in Canada and their marriage was recognized in New York, had to pay $363,000 in estate taxes when her wife died. This is fair?