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Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday that the federal government will recognize about 300 same-sex marriages performed in Michigan before a federal appeals court halted them, despite a decision by Michigan's governor not to recognize those unions.
Lee Bissell reached out to help jobless home health aid Jean Winsor's by paying one month's mortgage. Unemployed worker Jean Winsor was close to breaking point after her jobless benefits expired at the end of December. She wore extra layers to keep
The Indiana House voted 52-43 to approve an amendment striking the second sentence of HJR 3, the amendment to constitutionally ban same-sex marriage. The second sentence prohibited any legal relationship that is "identical or substantially similar"
Charece Peterson is among dozens of jobless workers who knocked on the doors of members of Congress this week, pushing to reinstate unemployment insurance. After her jobless benefits expired last month, Peterson said she's had to survive by selling
January 1 The Kansas City Star About 1.3 million of the nation's 4 million long-term unemployed no longer are getting unemployment benefits. More News That includes more than 3,700 Kansans and more than 22,600 Missourians who have been out of work
Sayer, a Denver resident, has been looking for a job since March to supplement Social Security payments of less than $1,000 a month. The 2008 market crash so depleted her retirement savings that Sayer, 67, said she needs to keep working to meet her
The federal long-term unemployment program would extend to North Carolina once again if Congress approves a provision that Sen. Kay Hagan successfully inserted into a bill, but the Senate likely wont act on the measure until January. Hagans
The historic welfare reform law of 1996 was widely praised for encouraging Americans to go back to work and not stay on the dole. But after nearly two decades of experience with the law, analysts are finding it created unintended side effects such as
Yesterday, Lambda Legal filed their opening brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in a case challenging Nevada's constitutional amendment and other laws banning same-sex marriage. The appeal comes after the initial case was rebuffed by a
Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson denied the state's motion to stay her September 27 ruling that civil unions were insufficient because they hindered federal benefits...Supreme Court's June rejection of part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, a