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Senate OKs budget amendment granting VA, Social Security benefits to married same-sex couples

Friday, March 27, 2015
U.S. Capitol
Eleven GOP senators, many of whom face competitive re-election fights in 2016, supported the amendment offered by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii). [...]

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Federal judge in Texas temporarily blocks FMLA benefits for married, same‑sex couples

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Texas
A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked the Obama administration from implementing a new rule under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) that extends equal benefits to married, same-sex couples. [...]

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Maryland Senate OKs artificial insemination healthcare bill for same-sex couples

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Maryland statehouse in Annapolis
Female same-sex couples in Maryland would have the same health care benefits for artificial insemination as heterosexual couples, under a bill passed by the state Senate. [...]

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United Nations rebuffs Russia resolution, approves benefits for spouses of gay staffers

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
United-Nations
The U.N. budget committee has approved Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's plan to give benefits to all spouses of gay U.N. staffers who are legally wed in a defeat for Russia and opponents of same-sex marriage. [...]

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Russia moves to stop United Nations staff benefits for married, same-sex couples

Monday, March 23, 2015
United Nations headquarters in New York.
Russia has asked a United Nations General Assembly committee to vote on its proposal to stop the world body extending staff benefits to all married same-sex couples. [...]

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Texas sues federal government over FMLA benefits for same-sex couples

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Attorney General Ken Paxton (R-Texas)
The lawsuit comes following a change by the Labor Department granting paid time off to legally married same-sex couples, even if they are living in a state, like Texas, that does not recognize same-sex marriage. [...]

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Dallas OKs retirement benefits for same‑sex spouses of city workers

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Dallas
The move affirms a vote by the Dallas Employees’ Retirement Fund board to extend benefits to all spouses subject to a vote of the City Council and a city attorney opinion. [...]

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Chatham County, Ga., debates extending insurance benefits to same-sex partners

Sunday, February 15, 2015
Chatham-County-GA
Officials in Chatham County, Ga., are debating whether they can offer insurance benefits to same-sex partners. [...]

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St. Louis Archdiocese opposes hospital group’s benefits for same-sex spouses

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Mercy
Echoing concerns voiced last week by the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, the Archdiocese of St. Louis is also criticizing a Catholic-based hospital group’s plan to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of employees. [...]

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Starkville, Miss., aldermen: No insurance coverage for same-sex partners

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Starkville-MS
Starkville aldermen have overridden the mayor's veto of their earlier decision to bar city employees from buying buy health insurance coverage for unmarried domestic partners, including those of the same sex. [...]

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