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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.


LEGAL In the following 37 states and the District of Columbia: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, …


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 …

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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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SCOTUS: Idaho, Nevada gay marriage on hold

(CNN) — The U.S. Supreme Court has put a temporary hold on same-sex marriage moving forward in Idaho and Nevada.

A federal appeals court Tuesday struck down current bans in those two states, and later ordered its ruling to go into effect immediately. Idaho officials then asked the high court to …


Lawmaker proposes as gay marriage ban falls

(CNN) — He expected him to say yes. The unmarried couple had been together for about 6 ½ years, but it wasn't until Tuesday that a state senator from Nevada was able to ask his partner to legally marry him.

After a ruling from an appeals court overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage, state …


Confusion and surprise mark Supreme Court's new term -

Story highlights

The Supreme Court declines to wade into marriage battles in five states
• As a result, lower court rulings stand and same-sex couples can now marry in those states
• The Supreme Court initially handed reporters a set of orders that was missing 30 pages
• Its refusal to tackle the marriage …


What's next in same-sex marriage fight?

(CNN) — Never has the Supreme Court said so much when saying so little.

When the justices refused to rule on gay marriage cases Monday, it directly cleared the way for the unions to become legal in five states -- Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.

A sixth state, Colorado, began allowing …


Toobin: Non-decision helps gay marriage

(CNN) — Same-sex marriage will be the law of the land -- inevitably but not immediately.

That's the message of the Supreme Court's decision today to let stand five federal appellate court rulings that recognized a constitutional right for gay people to marry. The practical effects of today's …

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Will same-sex marriage become a 2014 issue? -

Story highlights

RNC chairman says same-sex marriage won't be a top 2014 issue
• Same-sex marriage was legalized in five states Monday
• That's because of a Supreme Court decision to avoid the debate

The Supreme Court's decision Monday on same-sex marriage brought the issue back into the political mix less …


Gay marriage gets boost from high court

(CNN) — The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for legal same-sex marriages in five more states.

The court refused to hear cases from the states -- Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin -- seeking to keep their same-sex marriage bans in place.

Couples in some of those states began …


Big businesses still fighting for same-sex marriage

(CNN) — For many of the nation's largest businesses, the fight for same-sex marriage didn't end when the Supreme Court decided to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act last year.

While the federal government now recognizes same-sex marriage, individual states still get to make their own rules. And …


Transgender workers' legal rights to be formalized - Jul. 1, 2014

Transgender and unemployed for 4 years

Legal protections for transgender workers will be formalized under new federal rules.

The Labor Department will "issue guidance to make clear that discrimination on the basis of transgender status is discrimination based on sex," Secretary Tom Perez said Monday …

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Bridal Store Denies Same Sex Couple Gowns in Pennsylvania - CNN iReport Staff

• Friday, August 08, 2014

A Facebook post is getting a lot of attention after a same-sex couple was denied service at a bridal store in Bloomsburg. According to a report from WBRE a couple was turned away by "W-W Bridal Boutique" located on Market Street. The woman's Facebook …


Why are business leaders not openly gay? - CNN Video


A year after DOMA, these couples choose both love and country

Will American exiles return post-DOMA?

(CNN) -- A year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key section of the Defense of Marriage Act or DOMA, a 1996 law that recognized legal marriage as being between a man and a woman. The June 26, 2013, ruling in Windsor v. United States afforded equal …