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A federal judge has ruled in favor of Jennifer Tobits, a lesbian widow who had petitioned for the death benefits of her deceased wife, Sarah Ellyn Farley.

The LGBT community has another victory to celebrate this week, as the federal Employment Nondiscrimination Act was voted out of a Senate committee, the first time it’s seen movement in several years.

The marriage-equality landscape changed indelibly last Wednesday as the Supreme Court struck Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act and invalidated Proposition 8, and reverberations from those rulings are starting to be felt.

A long-stalled measure to ban LGBT employment discrimination at the federal level made it back to both chambers of Congress last week, with both longtime and new Pennsylvania supporters.

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