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.
Despite two rulings affirming that Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colo., violated state law by refusing to serve a same-sex couple, LGBT advocates caution that similar attempts to subvert antidiscrimination laws are likely.
Same-sex couples have been able to marry in some parts of the state for several months, but now marriage equality is the law of the entire Land of Lincoln.
In defense of the state's ban on same-sex marriage, Bondi argued it would "impose significant public harm" as well.
The twosome said "I do" just two days after they each turned 53.
The White House proclamation reiterates the successes LGBT Americans have had this year, but still calls for an end to violence and workplace discrimination.
Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami talk about the forces behind pro–marriage equality rulings and discuss the new documentary on their court victory, The Case Against 8.
Charlie Dent joins a few other Republicans in Congress in supporting equal marriage rights, while in other Pennsylvania news, the mayor of Pittsburgh is going to officiate a wedding ceremony for multiple same-sex couples.
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.'