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Two Virginia cities OK same-sex benefits, but moves symbolic

RICHMOND, Va. — City councils in Charlottesville and Richmond have approved ordinances extending benefits to the spouses of employees in same-sex relationships. But the moves are only symbolic. Virginia’s constitution defines marriage as between a man and a woman. Media ...

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Same-sex domestic partners to lose state benefits

WASHINGTON — Maryland state employees in a same-sex domestic partnership will soon be unable to include their partner or their partner’s children on their health insurance, now that the state has legalized same-sex marriage. No new domestic partners will be ...

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Same-sex marriage campaigns gearing up

ANNAPOLIS — Gay rights activists, religious leaders and politicians are gearing up for two months of campaigning on the Maryland referendum to strike down same-sex marriage legislation that passed in March. Hot off the Republican and Democratic national conventions, volunteers ...

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Same-sex couples face host of tax dilemmas (access required)

OCEAN CITY — For same-sex couples, gaining the right to marry is just the beginning of a host of new challenges with federal and state taxes, estate planning and retirement plans. At the Maryland State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting on ...

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Bill would benefit same-sex partners of U.S. workers

WASHINGTON — A Senate committee has approved legislation to give benefits to same-sex partners of federal workers. The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee sent the legislation to the full Senate on Wednesday. The Senate has failed to pass previous ...

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Bruising gay-marriage showdowns likely in 5 states

Foes and supporters of same-sex marriage are gearing up for five costly and bruising statewide showdowns in the coming months on an issue that evenly divides Americans. It’s an election subplot sure to stir up heated emotions — even beyond ...

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Senate expected to approve gay marriage Thursday

ANNAPOLIS — State Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller says his chamber will vote on a bill to legalize gay marriage later Thursday. Senators are expected to return to the chamber at 4 p.m. to wrap up what Miller expects ...

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