Defense of Marriage Act http://blog.wlrn.org en Lives In Limbo: Lesbian Couple Awaits Supreme Court Ruling On Gay Marriage http://blog.wlrn.org/post/lives-limbo-lesbian-couple-awaits-supreme-court-ruling-gay-marriage <p><strong>Update, June 26:</strong> <em>This post was originally published back in April of this year but we decided to rerun it in light of today's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.</em></p><p>Last summer, my father-in-law entered the hospital in Germany. My wife, Lu Mueller-Kaul<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, desperately wanted to be with him. But she was in this country on a complicated visa that forbids her from returning if she leaves. She stayed as her father suffered, cursing the unfair system.</span></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 19:27:33 +0000 Deb Ofsowitz 11846 at http://blog.wlrn.org Lives In Limbo: Lesbian Couple Awaits Supreme Court Ruling On Gay Marriage How State Laws Would Still Impact Gay Marriage Regardless Of High Court Ruling http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-state-laws-would-still-impact-gay-marriage-regardless-high-court-ruling Even if the Supreme Court sweeps aside barriers to federal- and state-sanctioned same-sex marriages this summer, where you live and work may still affect your access to <a href="http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Features/Insuring-Your-Health/2013/040913-Michelle-Andrews-same-sex-marriage-penalties-on-health-care.aspx">health insurance benefits for a same-sex spouse</a>.<p>The court is considering whether the Defense of Marriage Act, which bars the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages, is constitutional. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 19:00:29 +0000 Michelle Andrews 12127 at http://blog.wlrn.org How State Laws Would Still Impact Gay Marriage Regardless Of High Court Ruling