Roberta Kaplan, the attorney who argued against the Defense of Marriage Act, talks with Rachel Maddow about the ongoing effort in states that are reluctant...
June 26 has officially become a milestone date in LGBT history, and attorney Roberta Kaplan, who represented Edith Windsor in the landmark case that overturned the Defense of Marriage Act, wants to officially recognize it as "Anthony...Show More Summary
The plaintiff in the landmark case that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act two years ago celebrated Friday at the Stonewall Inn. read more
Two years ago, San Francisco's famous pride weekend was dominated by celebrations of a key, but narrow, Supreme Court victory. Just days before, justices had overturned a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act and dismissed an appeal by backers of Proposition 8. California's Atty. Gen. Kamala...
TaxProf Blog op-ed: The Tax Implications Of Today's Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Decision, by David Herzig (Valparaiso): Last June, in Windsor, the Supreme Court decided that section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) was unconstitutional. I wrote about that decision in an op-ed for TaxProf Blog. The Supreme...
On the anniversary of its decisions striking down laws banning “sodomy” and a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act that prevented legally-married same-sex couples from obtaining federal recognition, the Supreme Court on Friday declared a full national right to same-sex marriage. The court’s...
On the twelfth anniversary of its decision that laws penalizing gay sex are unconstitutional, and two years to the day after it gutted the federal Defense of Marriage Act, the Supreme Court has ruled that gay couples nationwide have a constitutional right to marriage. The decision bucked the trend of... More »
June 26, 2015. Twelve years to the day after the Supreme Court struck down bans on sodomy in Lawrence v. Texas. Two years to the day after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in United States v. Windsor. Today,Show More Summary
On ABC’s This Week in 1996, the Family Research Council’s Gary Bauer had blunt words for then-Rep. Barney Frank, who was questioning the Defense of Marriage Act as it loomed before Congress. “Healthy societies endorse heterosexual relationships between men and women,” Bauer told him. Show More Summary
Lily Kahng (Seattle), The Not-So-Merry Wives of Windsor: The Taxation of Women in Same-Sex Marriages, 101 Cornell L. Rev. __ (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” and is now poised to...
Taylor Wofford spotlighted how Pope Francis "publicly affirmed his stance on so-called traditional marriage between men and women" in a Wednesday item for Newsweek. Wofford did his best to indicate that the pontiff was commenting about...Show More Summary
A couple of days ago I wrote about the new theocratic Pledge of Solidarity in Defense of Marriage document signed by two probable Republican presidential candidates and a bunch of...
As president, Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act, which authorized states to deny recognition to same-sex marriages performed in other states. As a presidential candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton launched her 2016 campaign...Show More Summary
Ron Brownstein: “As president, Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act, which authorized states to deny recognition to same-sex marriages performed in other states. As a presidential candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton launched her 2016 campaign on Sunday with a [...]
Hillary Rodham Clinton’s views on same-sex marriage have evolved in the almost 20 years since her husband, Bill Clinton, then the president, signed the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act,
For years, HRC has documented the struggles same-sex couples faced under the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
In Louisiana, the ACLU goes over the top concerning defense of marriage.
In a historic ruling in June of 2013, the Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the discriminatory federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in their ruling on United States v. Windsor.
The American Psychological Association and the American Sociological Association submitted friend of the Court briefs in the Windsor case. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled portions of the federal Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. If the Windsor Court majority relied on those briefs, it was reliant on snake oil, not science.
It has been almost two years since the U.S. Supreme Court overruled Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional. Until that time, certain entitlements of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) were only available to opposite-sex married couples. Show More Summary