August 17, 2003 |
Rich Linnell and Gary Chalmers say their battle for the right to marry is about fairness and money -- and the future of their 11-year-old daughter, Paige. Linnell and Chalmers say they are reminded at every turn that their inability to marry takes a financial toll. For example, there's the extra $3,600 Linnell pays each year because he cannot piggyback, as a spouse could, on the health insurance policy that Chalmers gets as a teacher.
July 24, 2005 |
When Kimberly Teplitzky and Geoff Aung attended the College Republican National Convention in Arlington, Va., last month, they avoided talking about political issues with their fellow conventioneers. "We didn't want to scare them away," Teplitzky said. Teplitzky and Aung -- who voted for Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) in the 2004 presidential election -- are interns at Campus Progress, a new division of the Center for American Progress, a liberal Washington think tank.