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These companies want LGBT discrimination banned

New York (CNN) — The fight for LGBT rights isn't over, and major U.S. companies are rallying around the cause.

While June's Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage was a huge win, the LGBT community can still be legally discriminated against in much of the country.

In 28 states, they can …


Corporate America celebrates gay marriage decision


Same-sex marriage is legal. Here's what it means for couples

New York (CNN) — The Supreme Court extended the right to marry to same-sex couples nationwide in a landmark ruling on Friday.

It's more than a civil rights victory for LGBT couples across the country, it's a financial win.

The court on this same day in 2013 struck down a law that prevented the …


Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage nationwide

Washington (CNN) — In a landmark opinion, a divided Supreme Court on Friday ruled that same-sex couples can marry nationwide, establishing a new civil right and handing gay rights advocates a historic victory.

In the 5-4 ruling, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority with the four liberal …


How businesses can still discriminate against LGBT people

New York (CNN) — Friday's Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage was a major victory for LGBT couples. But they can still legally be discriminated against in much of the country.

In most states their employers can fire them.

Their landlords can evict them.

They can also be denied service by …

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How businesses rallied for same-sex marriage - Jun. 26, 2015

Same-sex marriage is legal nationwide

Long before the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide on Friday, hundreds of major American businesses were supporting marriage equality.

They filed legal briefs with the court. They lobbied state officials. And, perhaps most powerfully, they …


Obama: We've made our union a little more equal

President Obama makes a statement following a landmark Supreme Court decision that ruled that states cannot ban same-sex marriage.


Obama calls same-sex marriage plaintiff after victory

President Obama called Jim Obergefell, the plaintiff in the same-sex marriage Supreme Court case, after his landmark win.

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Same-Sex Marriage Fast Facts

(CNN) — Here's some background information about same-sex marriage in the United States and worldwide. On June 26, 2015 the Supreme Court rules that states cannot ban same-sex marriage.


* Status of state legislation prior to the June 26, 2015 Supreme Court ruling that states cannot ban …


Social Security's same-sex marriage penalty - Jun. 26, 2015

Same-sex marriage is legal nationwide

Kathy Phelan lost her spouse, Kaye, to cancer nine months after they married.

Because of the patchwork of same-sex marriage laws across the country, Phelan now has to fight Social Security for an extra $1,224 a month while mourning her partner of 34 years.

Phelan …


4 reasons why same-sex marriage is good for business - Jun. 23, 2015

The patchwork of same-sex marriage laws across the country are making it expensive to do business. That's why 379 companies have asked the Supreme Court to make it a constitutional right.

Same-sex marriage is legal in most places. But 13 states don't allow LGBT couples to tie the knot and won't …


This could be a big deal for same-sex couples

New York (CNN) — The right to marry is more than just a civil rights victory, it's a big financial win.

While same-sex couples won the right to legally marry in 2013, those who live in the 13 states that still don't recognize their marriage are denied spousal and death benefits from Social Security …


First on CNN: GOP presidential hopefuls urged to reject same sex marriage

Washington (CNN) — Candidates seeking the Republican presidential nomination will be urged Thursday to sign a pledge promising to support a constitutional amendment defining marriage as being between one man and one woman.

The National Organization for Marriage's request comes as the nation waits to …


Tylenol's #HowWeFamily ad features gay couple - Jun. 12, 2015

Tylenol ad celebrates same-sex couples

Tylenol is pro-gay.

That's the message, loud and clear, in the latest Tylenol ad.

The 30-second commercial from Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) opens with the question "When were you first considered a family?" Then it depicts traditional, heterosexual couples and …


Lesbian dating app secures $1 million in funding

(CNN) — Meet every lesbian you ever wanted to know.

That's the promise of dating app Her, formerly known as Dattch. The app just relaunched with a new name, new features and some money in the bank. Thanks in part to investors like Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and serial entrepreneur Michael …


Brands that love LGBT the most

(CNN) — The latest ad from Tiffany & Co. isn't your grandfathers' ad: It shows a gay couple, a first for the jeweler.

As same-sex relationships are increasingly mainstream -- and as same-sex marriage is legalized in more states -- more and more companies are joining the LGBT-friendly bandwagon.

Some …

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Clinton logo goes rainbow for same-sex marriage arguments

Washington (CNN) — Hillary Clinton on Tuesday changed the colors of her presidential campaign logo Tuesday on social media to the rainbow colors symbolizing the gay rights movement, hours before the Supreme Court on Tuesday was set to hear oral arguments on same-sex marriage.

Clinton, who is now …


North Carolina Rogue Federal Court overturns North Carolina Same Sex Marriage Ban

The Greensboro Federal Court heard the arguments from plaintiffs, ACLU vs. The NC governor and General Assembly with outside attorneys because the NC Attorney General would not defend North Carolina's ban on same sex marriage and decided not to rule until next week. However today at 5 PM the …

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