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How DOMA Hurts the Military

On March 26 the U.S. Supreme Court will consider the discriminatory "Defense of Marriage Act" (DOMA). DOMA unfairly denies federal protections—like Social Security, veterans’ benefits, health insurance and retirement savings—to committed same-sex couples who are legally married in their own states. But as Outserve - SLDN Executive Director, Allyson Robinson, explained, the harms of DOMA also reach military members and their families.

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IRS revokes ‘ex-gay therapy’ group’s tax-exempt status

On Monday, the IRS notified the public that it has revoked The National Association for the Research and Therapy of Homosexuality’s (NARTH) tax-exempt status for failure to file proper forms for three consecutive years, according to psychology professor Warren Throckmorton, who focuses on sexual identity, religion and public policy.

Raw Story
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March 13, 2013
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LGBT groups to rally outside Supreme Court on DOMA and Prop 8 case days

As the US Supreme Court is inside listening to oral arguments in cases challenging the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, activists plan to be outside making a statement in the court of public opinion. The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, United for Marriage and a coalition of other LGBT grassroots organizations, will rally outside the court in Washington DC on 26 and 27 March, the days oral arguments in the cases will be given.

Gay Star News
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March 12, 2013
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