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Federal judge declines DOJ request to reconsider ruling blocking FMLA benefits

Friday, April 10, 2015
The state attorney general says a federal judge in Texas has declined a U.S. Justice Department request to reconsider his order temporarily blocking federal rules expanding medical leave benefits to some gay couples. [...]

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Delta Air Lines to assist gay employees with health care taxes

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Delta Air Lines became the first major air carrier Thursday to make same-sex domestic partners whole for additional income taxes they owe for health care plans. [...]

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DOJ asks Texas judge to reconsider ruling blocking FMLA benefits for same-sex couples

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
The U.S. Justice Department is appealing a federal judge in Texas' temporarily blocking federal rules that would have expanded medical leave benefits to married, same-sex couples. [...]

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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
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
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
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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