A lot can change in 20 years, even in the halls of corporate America. In 1996, the now-infamous Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, was signed into U.S. law, blocking the federal government from recognizing state-sanctioned same-sex marriages. Show More Summary
In a Feb. 4 Politics, Jamelle Bouie misstated that Sen. Ted Kennedy voted for the Defense of Marriage Act. He voted against it.
Lily Kahng (Seattle), The Not-So-Merry Wives of Windsor: The Taxation of Women in Same-Sex Marriages, 101 Cornell L. Rev.325 (2015): In United States v. Windsor, the Supreme Court invalidated the Defense of Marriage Act definition of marriage as “between one man and one woman,” heralding its subsequent recognition, in Obergefell...
The Vermont senator was a strong defender of gay rights even as President Bill Clinton was about to sign the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, a law Hillary Clinton openly supported.
Presidential long-shot Rick Santorum said in an interview Sunday that he would enforce the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) despite the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision that effectively gutted it. Appearing on Catholic News Network EWTN, Santorum to… Read The post Rick Santorum Would Defy SCOTUS and Enforce DOMA If Elected President – WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.
American Principles Project and Heritage Action for America are urging the Republican presidential candidates to not forget about their social...
Paul Weiss partner Roberta Kaplan made her high court debut when she argued against the federal Defense of Marriage Act in the U.S. Supreme Court. Kaplan spoke with National Law Journal reporter Zoe Tillman about her new book about the case.
In a recent interview with Rachel Maddow, former secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated that in 1996 she and her husband, President Bill Clinton, supported the so-called Defense of Marriage Act as a "defensive action" against a threatened...Show More Summary
At last night’s First in the South Democratic Candidates Forum, Rachel Maddow asked Clinton about the criticism her remarks about the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) have received since their interview on October 23. Watch BELOW. Clinton said in… Read The post Hillary Clinton Shirks DOMA Criticism, Talks HERO at Candidate’s Forum: WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.
On the Rachel Maddow Show, Hillary Clinton said that it was the threat of a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage that led Bill Clinton to sign the Defense of Marriage
The Washington Post Fact Checker awarded Hillary Clinton "Four Pinocchios," its lowest possible rating, for claiming that her husband Bill Clinton only supported the Defense of Marriage Act to prevent a constitutional amendment outlawing gay marriage.
“On Defense of Marriage [Act], I think what my husband believed — and there was certainly evidence to support it — is that there was enough political momentum to amend the Constitution of the United States of America, and that there had to be some way to stop that. And there wasn’t any rational argument […]
Chuck Ross has more at Daily Caller: Neither the Clinton White House’s papers nor the recollections of contemporaries backs up the Clintons’ account of why they supported the Defense of Marriage Act.
Hillary Clinton's version of what happened when the Defense of Marriage Act was signed by her husband took another sharp jab on Monday night. In another The Rachel Maddow Show interview, this time with opponent Bernie Sanders, the Democratic frontrunner for the presidential nomination was called out in definitive terms for revising history. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON -- Late last week, the two leading Democratic presidential candidates sparred over one of the darker chapters of the gay rights movement: the passage of the Defense of Marriage Act, a 1996 law that barred federal recognition of same-sex marriage. At issue was President Bill Clinton's motive for signing the measure. Show More Summary
Disappointment with Hillary Clinton's version of how the Defense of Marriage Act became law is bubbling into public conversation among activists. During an interview with Rachel Maddow on Friday, Clinton described her husband signing...Show More Summary
Bill and Hillary Clinton have taken to arguing that they supported the Defense of Marriage Act in order to head off a constitutional amendment against same-sex marriage. “I think what my husband believed — and there was certainly evidence...Show More Summary
On Friday, Hillary Clinton set off a strange and largely academic debate among liberals when she declared that her husband, President Bill Clinton, had signed the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act in 1996 as a “defensive action.” DOMA,...Show More Summary
The Defense of Marriage Act was actually pro LGBT equality???
Friday on "The Rachel Maddow Show," Hillary Clinton told the MSNBC host that she supported the Defense of Marriage Act her husband signed into law...