1. Faces of Democracy

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    from Rebekah Purcell / Added

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    On March 27, 2013, The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the Defense of Marriage Act, a federal law that defines marriage as the legal union between a man and a woman. In United States v. Windsor, Edie Windsor challenges the $363,000 federal estate tax bill she received after the death of Thea Spyer, her same-sex spouse. Under DOMA, the government doesn't recognize their marriage and therefore Windsor and Spyer are not eligible for more than 1,000 federal benefits given to heterosexual married couples, including tax benefits. This short video documents the scene outside of the Supreme Court as DOMA is reviewed.

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    • In Sickness & In Health

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      from Amanda Lucidon/LucidPix / Added

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      After returning from deployment, Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Morgan was diagnosed with recurring breast cancer. In May 2012, she received a prognosis of less than six months to live. Now, she is fighting to get military benefits for her family. Charlie and Karen are legally married in New Hampshire. However, DOMA prevents the military from granting benefits to same-sex spouses. See more stories at: http://legalstranger.com/

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      • Legal Stranger Trailer

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        from Amanda Lucidon/LucidPix / Added

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        Newlyweds Amy and Alex were married in Washington, D.C. in 2010. Eager to start a family, they went through artificial insemination to conceive a child. Married couples are entitled to 1,138 federal rights benefits and privileges. Under the Defense of Marriage Act, same-sex couples are denied these rights, even if they are legally married. In the state of Virginia, same-sex couples are banned from adoption. Since Alex is not the biological parent, she will be considered a "legal stranger" to the child. See more stories from the Legal Stranger Project at: www.legalstranger.com

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        • The Test

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          from Amanda Lucidon/LucidPix / Added

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          Home Video by Alex Khalaf After several attempts to conceive a child through artificial insemination, Amy & Alex Khalaf await the results of their pregnancy test. Follow Amy & Alex's Journey at: www.legalstranger.com

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          • Kelly & Dennis: Until Death Do Us Part

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            from Amanda Lucidon/LucidPix / Added

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            Kelly and Dennis were in a loving, committed relationship for 15 years. They raised a son and owned a home together. Life changed drastically when Dennis was killed in a tragic accident while working for the highway patrol. Since the state didn't recognize their relationship, Kelly was denied survivors benefits. He continues to struggle with the loss of his partner and financial instability, as Dennis was the breadwinner of the family. Kelly & Dennis: Until Death, Do Us Part is one of five stories in Legal Stranger Project that will be featured in a documentary film. More information about the Legal Stranger project can be found at: Facebook: www.facebook.com/legalstranger Twitter: www.twitter.com/legal_stranger Website: www.legalstranger.com Email: info@legalstranger.com

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            • Transporting the Tank

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              from Amanda Lucidon/LucidPix / Added

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              Newlyweds Amy and Alex were married in Washington, D.C. in 2010. Eager to start a family, they went through artificial insemination to conceive a child. In this video, Alex picks up the 27-lb. tank of dry ice securing a vile of sperm for the insemination process. Since the Cryobank is not open on weekends, Amy and Alex have to keep the case at home until insemination. Alex talks about feeling left out of the process since she is unable to get her wife pregnant or carry the child. Married couples are entitled to 1,138 federal rights benefits and privileges. Under the Defense of Marriage Act, same-sex couples are denied these rights, even if they are legally married. Visit the Legal Stranger Project for more information about the denial of 1,138 rights to same-sex couples: legalstranger.com

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