Equality Michigan Applauds Statement by Attorney General Holder Recognizing Michigan Marriages

DETROIT - Earlier today, US Attorney General Eric Holder released a statement in which he confirmed that the federal government would recognize the over 300 marriages performed in Michigan on Saturday. The marriages were performed following Judge Friedman's ruling that Michigan's ban on marriage equality was unconstitutional, and before an appeals court issued a stay … Continue reading Equality Michigan Applauds Statement by Attorney General Holder Recognizing Michigan Marriages

Edie Windsor Honored at “Eight Over Eighty” Gala

by Winnie McCroy EDGE Editor Friday Mar 7, 2014 On March 5, nearly 500 New Yorkers came together to honor 84-year-old LGBT trailblazer Edie Windsor, who was among those celebrated at Jewish Home Lifecare’s "Eight Over Eighty" gala in New York City, held at the Mandarin Oriental New York. "With 30 percent of the U.S. population … Continue reading Edie Windsor Honored at “Eight Over Eighty” Gala

More Federal Privileges to Extend to Same-Sex Couples

WASHINGTON — The federal government will soon treat married same-sex couples the same as heterosexual couples when they file for bankruptcy, testify in court or visit family in prison. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. was preparing to issue policies aimed at eliminating the distinction between same-sex and opposite-sex married couples in the federal criminal … Continue reading More Federal Privileges to Extend to Same-Sex Couples

Connecticut woman’s complaint seeks benefits for wife

By Associated Press, Published: January 28 HARTFORD, Conn. — A Connecticut physical therapist has filed a sex discrimination complaint against the West Hartford senior living center where she works, saying she is being illegally denied health benefits for her wife. Kerry Considine, 36, of Griswold filed the complaint against Brookdale Senior Living on Jan. 17 with … Continue reading Connecticut woman’s complaint seeks benefits for wife