HHS announces important Medicare information for people in same-sex marriages

04/03/2014 Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the Social Security Administration (SSA) is now able to process requests for Medicare Part A and Part B Special Enrollment Periods, and reductions in Part B and premium Part A late enrollment penalties for certain eligible people in same-sex marriages. This is another …

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Just Like You? Deaf, Dumb and Can’t Read!

Some time ago, I wrote to Rep. Mark Amodei regarding DOMA and various bills proposed by GOP members of Congress seeking to  restrict the marriage franchise.  I specifically stated that I believe that marriage is a contract of law and as such it should be available to all human beings, male + male, female + …

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Seven Terrible State Bills

— by ThinkProgress War Room | Mar 27, 2013 Recently, we discussed some of the terrible bills floating around out there in state legislatures. Here’s another look at some of the worst proposals, including a couple that were signed into law this week: NORTH DAKOTA: The state’s Republican governor signed a trifecta of terrible anti-abortion bills, which …

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Americans Like Equality

Mar 21, 2013 | By ThinkProgress War Room Evening Brief: Important Stories That You Might’ve Missed Leading conservative commentator says DOMA is unconstitutional. GOP Congressman: “The best thing about the Earth is if you poke holes in it oil and gas come out.” Starbucks CEO: If you don’t like marriage equality then feel free to …

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The Wreckless, Heavy Toll of the Iraq War

— Mar 19, 2013 | By ThinkProgress War Room Today is one anniversary that is definitely not cause for celebration. Ten years ago today, President George W. Bush made the fateful decision to launch the unnecessary Iraq War. The consequences of this decision have been overwhelming. A new report estimates that the Iraq War will …

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Yes Indeedee, It’s Confirmed: GOP ‘IS’ Out of Touch

GOP Report Shows Party is Out of Touch With Americans on Threats to Democracy: Money in Politics and Voter Suppression The Republican National Committee released a report on Monday reviewing its losses in the 2012 election cycle and laying out a roadmap for the future of the party.  People For the American Way Vice President …

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Hillary Clinton Joins Fight for Marriage Equality

Americans from all walks of life are expressing their support for marriage between loving and committed gays and lesbians. Now,  former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has joined the Human Rights Campaign in our public campaign for marriage equality. “We are honored to have Secretary Clinton’s moving statement as part of our Americans for …

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Up Next in the Supreme Court

— by Annie-Rose Strasser,  Deputy Managing Editor, ThinkProgress Next week, the Supreme Court will hear arguments over whether same-sex couples should get the same federal protections and rights that straight couples enjoy. The moment could mark an important tipping point in the history of the LGBT community. Here’s a little background on the case: In 1996, …

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