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Napolitano evolves on same-sex marriage: ‘Arc of history has arrived’

Monday, January 6, 2014
Former Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said Sunday she -- like many prominent Democratic political figures -- has evolved on the topic of same-sex marriage, and now supports marriage equality for gays and lesbians. [ Read more → ]
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano

Napolitano: Homeland Security to process same-sex immigration benefits

Monday, July 1, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says the government will start reviewing applications for green cards and other immigration benefits for same-sex couples. [ Read more → ]
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)File photo by Michael Key, Washington Blade

Gillibrand leads renewed call to help bi-national couples

Friday, January 18, 2013
The junior senator from New York is taking up the lead on a renewed call for administrative action to help bi-national same-sex couples in anticipation of a ruling from the Supreme Court on the Defense of Marriage Act. In a letter sent out Thursday, Sen.... [ Read more → ]
Janet Napolitano

DHS to spell out LGBT protections in guidance to immigration officials

Friday, September 28, 2012
The Department of Homeland Security intends to spell out in written guidance that immigration officers should consider “long-term, same-sex partners” as families when considering whether to exercise prosecutorial discretion in the potential deportation of an undocumented immigrant. [ Read more → ]
Jan Brewer

Arizona wants appeals panel to allow state to drop gay partners healthcare

Thursday, September 29, 2011
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said a federal appeals panel "got it wrong" and is again appealing a court ruling that same-sex partners of state government workers are entitled to health care benefits provided to opposite-sex couples. [ Read more → ]

Appeals court says Arizona cannot drop health coverage for same-sex partners

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled that the state of Arizona must continue to provide health care benefits to same-sex domestic partners of state workers, blocking enforcement of a 2009 law that eliminated the coverage. [ Read more → ]

Arizona set to defend cutting benefits for partners of same-sex couples

Monday, February 14, 2011
Attorneys representing the State of Arizona are due to appear in the 9th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals today to defend a decision by the Arizona legislature that stripped partners of same-sex couples, domestic partners and their children from receiving [...] [ Read more → ]

Federal appeals court to hear Arizona domestic partner benefits case

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Much attention has been paid to the landmark challenge to California’s ban on same-sex marriage that another very important case regarding gay couples has gone almost unnoticed. This latter case will be heard before the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Monday. [ Read more → ]
Jan Brewer

Arizona governor takes away state domestic partner benefits

Friday, September 18, 2009
PHOENIX -- Domestic partners are being eliminated from Arizona state employee benefits just a year after they were added to the benefits plan, reports the Arizona Daily Star. [ Read more → ]
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