'I implore you to use the power of your office to allow loving couples to marry now in your state,' says the woman who defeated DOMA.
When marriage equality mastermind Roberta Kaplan files a new lawsuit, it's a big deal.
Holder's tenure as attorney general will be marked by his dedication to civil rights and landmark LGBT cases.
But federal laws make some married same-sex couples ineligible for certain Social Security and veterans' benefits, explains a new report.
In initially denying the benefits, the company cited DOMA — but it continues to withhold the funds even though the relevant portion of DOMA has been struck down.
Sen. Orrin Hatch, a conservative Republican from Utah, says anyone who doesn't believe marriage equality will soon be the law of the land 'just isn't living in the real world.'
While the gutting of DOMA last year made equal access to Social Security benefits possible for married same-sex couples in states with marriage equality, it didn't change the situation for all gay and lesbian spouses in the U.S.
The civil rights attorney was honored at the Makers conference this weekend.
The Social Security Administration has started paying widows' and widowers' claims to surviving partners in legally recognized same-sex marriages.