Married same-sex couples gain equal tax benefits

Two months after Supreme Court struck down Defense of Marriage Act, Treasury rules that legally married same-sex couples will be treated as married for federal tax purposes.  More

Transgender and struggling to pay medical costs

Getting access to transgender medical care can be tough -- and not just for prisoners like Bradley Manning.  More

DOMA ruling's overlooked benefit: Immigration rights

The Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling means immigration benefits for thousands of couples who have spent years living in separate countries.  More

What's next after Supreme Court ruling?

Many questions remain following the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling.  More

Beware the marriage penalty

After notching a major civil rights victory this week, some same-sex couples need to brace for a less exciting outcome: a tax hit known as the marriage penalty.  More

Same-sex ruling: 'A huge relief'

Couples talk about what the Supreme Court's historic decision means for their money.  More

Financial impact of court's decision

The Supreme Court's decision Wednesday to strike down the federal law that limited marriage to a man and a woman is not just a civil rights victory for same-sex couples across the country -- it's a financial win for many of them.  More

Same-sex couple: 'Freedom is priceless'

Brian Esser and Kevin' O'Leary, a married same-sex couple in New York, react to the Supreme Court's decision on DOMA and how it will affect their family's finances.  Play

Are same-sex marriage bans now illegal?

Parsing the Justices' words in United States v. Windsor. By Roger Parloff FORTUNE -- While gay-rights advocates indisputably won decisive victories in each of the two blockbuster cases decided by the U.S.  More

Edie Windsor is owed $638,000 plus interest

In winning her landmark case at the Supreme Court, Edith Windsor made a huge advance for same-sex marriage. She also finally secured $638,000 in estate tax payments.  More

Wedding businesses boom after same-sex ruling

Wedding-related businesses are experiencing a boom since the Supreme Court's historic ruling on same-sex marriages last week.  More

Ruling makes U.S. businesses more competitive

The Supreme Court's DOMA decision is a win for American companies struggling to keep talented employees with foreign-born same-sex spouses.  More

Goldman Sachs flies rainbow flag for ruling

From Goldman Sachs to Google, several big companies expressed support for Wednesday's Supreme Court decision overturning the Defense of Marriage Act.  More

What does it mean when Justice Scalia loses it?

The indefensibility of the Defense of Marriage Act lays bare the unworkability of the Justice Scalia's judicial philosophy.  More

Chick-fil-A president deletes anti-gay marriage tweet

Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy deleted a tweet posted in response to the gay marriage decision.  More

Big money at stake in same-sex marriage ruling

With a decision on same-sex marriage expected this week, married same-sex couples in a dozen states are hoping to become eligible for more than 1,000 spousal benefits previously off limits.  More

ExxonMobil rejects LGBT discrimination ban

For the 14th year in a row, shareholders at oil giant ExxonMobil overwhelmingly shot down a proposal that would specifically prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.  More

Same-sex couples face housing discrimination

Same-sex couples are being discriminated against when seeking rental apartments online, according to a new government study.  More

Out of the closet on Wall Street

As Wall Street firms publicly support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality and same-sex marriage, some say it's slowly becoming easier to be out of the closet on Wall Street - but there's still a long way to go.  More

The high cost of same-sex divorce

As same-sex couples across the country fight for the right to marry, the right to divorce is another big -- and expensive -- issue.  More

Federal financial aid form to recognize same-sex parents

The Department of Education announced that its upcoming financial aid forms, known as FAFSA, will ask for income and financial information from both same-sex parents -- instead of just one.  More

Gay marriage's corporate boosters

Companies from Starbucks to Apple have come out in support of same sex couples.  More

Starbucks CEO holds his ground on gay marriage

Chief Executive Howard Schultz invited a disgruntled anti-gay marriage investor to sell off his Starbucks shares if he didn't like the company's support.  More

Starbucks CEO defends same-sex marriage

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz tells shareholders who don't agree with his same-sex marriage stance, "you can sell your shares of Starbucks."  Play

Marriage ruling could save same-sex couples thousands

Should the Supreme Court overturn the federal law that defines marriage as solely between a man and a woman, some married same-sex couples could save $8,000 or more in income tax.  More

Same-sex couple: We want tax equality

One California couple talks about how much money they would save in taxes if the Defense of Marriage Act is overturned.  Play

Same-sex couples denied thousands in Social Security

Many same-sex couples are losing out on thousands of dollars a year in Social Security benefits because the federal government doesn't recognize gay marriage, a new report finds.  More

Transgender job seekers face uphill battle

As millions of Americans struggle with unemployment and low wages, the transgender community is being hit especially hard.  More

Transgender and unemployed for 4 years

Rebecca Juro is just one of thousands of transgender individuals across the country struggling to find and keep a job.  Play

Transgender financial struggles: 'How we get by'

These six people are transgender and unemployed, homeless, living on food stamps or facing piles of debt.  More

Adoption tax credit for same-sex couples

Same-sex couples can qualify for a tax credit that opposite-sex married couples can't: a tax credit for adopting a partner's child.  More

Businesses band together to support gay marriage

At least 13 businesses have joined a coalition to support gay marriage and repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.  More

'What legalizing gay marriage means for our money'

Should the Supreme Court strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as solely between a man and a woman, same-sex couples will see big changes to their finances -- for better and for worse.  More

Big firms join quest for same-sex couple immigration reform

Companies like Pfizer and Goldman Sachs have gotten behind a new bill that would allow U.S. citizens to sponsor their same-sex partners for citizenship.  More

Gay marriage case: Financial benefits at stake

The Supreme Court said it will review the constitutionality of the ban on same-sex marriage. Should the court overturn the law, gay couples will be eligible for the same federal tax treatments and benefits as heterosexual couples.  More

Same-sex couples could see tax windfalls

If the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), many same-sex couples will be able to recoup some of the income and estate taxes they paid over the last three years.  More

How Supreme Court conservatives could support gay marriage: A modest proposal

The court has tied itself up in intellectual knots that could make it hard to support gay rights. But there is a way even the most conservative members could come around.  More

Same-sex marriage: Will the Fortune 500 jump into the fray?

CEOs aren't the only ones announcing their views on same-sex marriage. Some Fortune 500 companies are getting involved as well.  More

Chick-fil-A owners caught in crossfire over gay marriage

Chick-fil-A restaurant owners have been pulled into a debate over gay marriage. Some are benefiting from supporters, but they're also facing protesters.  More