This is why health care reform matters: Amanda and Solomon’s story
Amanda and Solomon went without health insurance for years because coverage would have cost them more than $3,000 a month. Now, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, they’re covered. Watch their story and tell yours: http://www.barackobama.com/health-care-stories/
Chris Christie’s Look Back
The North Carolina Democratic Party’s statewide leadership advanced a new transgender-inclusive measure over the weekend, with unanimous support from both the party’s executive council and larger statewide executive committee. The move will bring the state party in line with non-discrimination and inclusive standards set by the national Democratic Party.
The U.S. government will recognize same-sex marriages as equal to traditional marriages in all federal matters, including in U.S. courts, bankruptcies, prison visits and survivor benefits, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday.
The expansion of such federal recognition will include 34 states where same-sex marriage isn’t legal, but the new federal benefits being extended to those states will apply only where the U.S. government has jurisdiction, Holder said.
For example, a same-sex couple legally married in Massachusetts can now have their federal bankruptcy proceeding recognized in Alabama, even though it doesn’t allow same-sex marriages. In the past, the U.S. government could challenge the couple’s joint bankruptcy because Alabama doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage.
Embattled Governor Chris Christie was in Texas to raise money for local Republican candidates — but Republican Governor Rick Perry and Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott were not able to find time in their schedules to join him.
Instead, Kansas’ senior senator pays rent to a family to stay in their home when he’s in Dodge City
With the Sochi 2014 Winter Games on the horizon, share this graphic to show your support for LGBT people in Russia.
New Russian homophobic laws are a disgrace to everything the Olympics stand for.
President Obama’s Message to Team USA
President Obamas says congratulations and good luck to everyone representing the United States at the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.