DOD Celebrates Military Spouse Appreciation Month in May

Deputy assistant secretary of defense calls military spouses the “heart and backbone” of the military community. The Department of Defense (DoD) will be celebrating Military Spouse Appreciation Month…

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House Passes Respect for Marriage Act

The legislation provides new protections for same-sex and interracial unions. The House of Representatives passed the Respect for Marriage Act with bipartisan support on Thursday. Since the Senate…

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Representative Roy Introduces Religious Protections to Marriage Bill

Amendment is similar to Senator Lee’s that did not pass in the Senate.  Representative Chip Roy of Texas introduced an amendment to the Respect for Marriage Act on…

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Senate Passes Respect for Marriage Act

Amendment offered by Senator Mike Lee not included.  On Tuesday night, the U.S. Senate passed legislation that provides federal protection for same-sex marriages. The measure overcame the filibuster with…

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DoD Celebrates Veterans and Military Families Month

Officials highlight taking care of initiatives to care for service members and their families. The Department of Defense (DoD) recognizes November as National Veterans and Military Families Month,…

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VA Extends Survivorship Benefits to LGBTQ+ Partners

Partners who were unable to marry now qualify. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced that survivorship benefits will be provided to many partners of deceased LGBTQ+…

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Legislation Would Repeal the Defense of Marriage Act

The Supreme Court had already declared it unconstitutional in 2013.  The Respect for Marriage Act has been introduced in Congress that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act…

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Speaker Pelosi Seeking Support for Abortion Legislation

Writes letter to colleagues in response to Justice Thomas’ references to landmark rulings. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of California on Monday said she is preparing votes…

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