The court held that because the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was recently struck down as unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court, federally-regulated retirement and benefit plans must recognize the legal marriages of same-sex couples for purposes of spousal benefits.
The Philadelphia city council on Thursday approved a landmark LGBT equality bill that provides tax incentives to private employers who extend insurance to the same-sex partners of their employees, and strengthens legal rights and protections for LGBT citizens.
by Megan Townsend - Entertainment Media Fellow, GLAAD
This weekend catch the new documentary “Legalize Gay,” season finale of “GCB,” new episodes of “Nurse Jackie” and “Primetime: What Would You Do?” plus airings of “Philadelphia,” “Under The Tuscan Sun” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”
“The people who participate in the project have likened it to the It Gets Better campaign. They say it feels good to get it off of their own chest, and sharing it for others, letting them know it’s going to be OK. To let them know that someone understands what you’re thinking and feeling.”