April 14, 2014
by Maria Coladonato
JURIST Guest Columnist Sara Benson of the University of Illinois College of Law discusses how the best argument for same-sex marriage is that same-sex partners should be treated equally under the law ... As you likely have heard, the US Supreme Court issued an opinion striking down part of the ...[read more]
April 5, 2014
by Maria Coladonato
JURIST Guest Columnist Sara Benson of the University of Illinois College of Law discusses State Attorney General Lisa Madigan's interpretation of the statute recently passed by the Illinois Legislature allowing same-sex marriage ... Last summer the US Supreme Court issued an opinion striking down ...[read more]
February 11, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) will recognize and extend benefits to all same-sex marriages, including those performed in states that do not recognize them, as per a policy memorandum issued by US Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday. The memo, which cites the decision in United States v. ...[read more]
December 17, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The Obama administration announced Monday that the Social Security Administration (SSA) will begin processing payments to surviving spouses of same-sex married couples. In a brief statement, Press Officer LaVenia LaVelle said, "I am pleased to announce that, effective today, Social Security is ...[read more]
December 15, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The US Department of Education announced on Friday that for the purposes of applying for and receiving federal student financial aid, the federal government will now recognize all legal same-sex marriages. In response to the US Supreme Court's ruling in US v. Windsor, the Department of Education ...[read more]
November 9, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
Four Idaho couples filed a lawsuit in the Idaho District Court Friday challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban. The plaintiffs are bringing the lawsuit in light of the recent Supreme Court ruling in US v. Windsor claiming that Idaho's refusal to recognize valid same-sex marriages from other ...[read more]
October 22, 2013
by David Mulock
JURIST Guest Columnist Theodore Seto of the Loyola Law School of Los Angeles says the US Supreme Court's decision in US v. Windsor will not be its last concerning same-sex marriage, due to its repercussions on federal and state law interplay...In US v. Windsor, the US Supreme Court struck down ...[read more]
August 30, 2013
by Lauren Laing
A judge for the US District Court for the Central District of California held Thursday that Title 38's exclusion of same-sex spouses regarding veteran's benefits is unconstitutional. Tracey Cooper-Harris, a 12-year Army veteran, sued the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) after it denied her ...[read more]
August 15, 2013
by G. Redd
The US Department of Defense (DOD) announced Wednesday that it will extend benefits to same-sex couples in compliance with the June 26 Supreme Court ruling that striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Likewise, those couples stationed in a jurisdiction that will not provide a valid ...[read more]
July 19, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
The independent state actions regarding same-sex marriage and the federal controversy over DOMA have given rise to a great deal of litigation over the legitimacy of same-sex marriage. The most prominent of these is the case challenging the California same-sex marriage ban, Proposition 8. ...[read more]

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