In 1996, Illinois and 14 other states approved "Defense of Marriage of Act" laws, but Illinois has now partially undone that injustice.
More and more Americans are being forced by the US government to emigrate because the Defense of Marriage Act will not allow their legal spouses to remain in America. Why? Because the spouses are not US citizens. For ever, the...
Because of the Defense of Marriage Act, and Maine voters' refusal to legalize same-sex marriage, a lesbian couple finds itself able to qualify for some government aid by applying as "single," even though the two women are certainly not single, and together would make more money than the poverty line cutoff for such benefits. Is [...]
We all knew that President Obama’s Department of Justice was doing everything it could to undermine federal law prohibiting open homosexuality in the military, as well as the Defense of Marriage Act. But to hear DOJ Assistant Attorney General Tony West (Read More)
Assistant Attorney General Tony West of the Justice Department told reporters Monday that defending Don't Ask Don't Tell and the Defense of Marriage Act were "difficult" for the Obama administration.
Having already called for the repeal of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act when he ran for president in 2008 as the Libertarian Party nominee, Bob Barr returned to the topic of DOMA’s dysfunctions during an extensive lunchtime address at … Continue reading ?
Here's a spot from the ACLU, using some footage from the documentary, Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement, highlighting the case of 81-year-old Edie Windsor, the plaintiff in the ACLU's lawsuit challenging the Defense of Marriage Act. Haven't seen...
A defense of marriage by a professor at East Kentucky University ignited a campus conversation about marriage—a conversation that wasn’t happening until he and some friends were willing to start it and continue it. Todd Hartch, an associate...Show More Summary
By: Nsenga Burton According to the Associated Press, gay civil rights groups trying to build momentum for a possible Supreme Court showdown filed two lawsuits Tuesday that seek to strike down portions of a 1996 law that denies married gay couples federal benefits. Show More Summary
By Peter J. SmithNEW YORK, November 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Two more lawsuits have been launched against the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), bringing even more legal pressure to bear on the beleaguered marriage law.The Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) filed a lawsuit...
Yesterday there were two Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) challenge in the courts. Today there are five. Adding to Gay and Lesbian Advocates (GLAD) and Defenders’ Massachusetts-based suit Gill V the Office of Personnel...
The Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed separate lawsuits today challenging the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). GLAD’s lawsuit –Pedersen v. Office of Personnel Management – was filed with the U.S. District Court of Connecticut on behalf of five same-sex couples and one [...]
Cross-posted from Good As You. By Jeremy Hooper The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was a contrivance that politicians had to put into the law if they wanted to prevent the federal rights that would obviously and fairly be granted to same-sex couples once marriage equality became a reality in America. And now, those of [...]
Today we filed a constitutional challenge to the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in federal court in New York City. It follows on the heels of the DOMA challenge that Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders won last summer, andShow More Summary
Earlier today, the Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) and the American Civil Liberties Union filed two new lawsuits challenging the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the 1996 law that prohibits the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages. GLAD scored a victory with a similar challenge in July, when a Federal District Court in [...]
It's 2010, 14 years into the Defense of Marriage Act, and now the lawsuits that could result in DOMA being ruled unconstitutional are really starting to get underway. I'm not a lawyer, but the argument against DOMA seems airtight, and...Show More Summary
Today two more lawsuits are expected to be filed against the government over the Defense of Marriage Act (in which the federal government defines legal marriage as between one man and one woman). The gay couples in these cases are following in the footsteps of the plaintiffs in a similar ongoing federal case, in which DOMA was ruled unconstitutional. Show More Summary
The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was a contrivance that politicians had to put into the law if they wanted to prevent the federal rights that would obviously and fairly be granted to same-sex couples once marriage equality became ...
The Defense of Marriage Act, aka DOMA, the heinous federal statute that defines marriage as a legal union between one man and one woman and allows states to refuse to recognize as marriages same-sex marriages performed in other states,...Show More Summary
A pair of new lawsuits — one each from Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders and the American Civil Liberties Union — are taking on the Defense of Marriage Act, the federal law behind fun things like not being able to file joint tax returns and not being able to sponsor your partner for immigration [...]