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In Defense of Marriage (And Divorce)

yesterdayOdd : Thought Catalog

Divorce should not be treated as an easy way out or an excuse for bad behavior in a marriage, but rather as a formal acknowledgement of a relationship reaching the end of its road.

Power List 2014: ROBERTA KAPLAN

2 days agoLGBT / Gay :

Lawyer, 47Edith Windsor led the charge against the Defense of Marriage Act, but Kaplan was the force behind the icon. Her arguments in front of the Supreme Court broke down the country’s most egregious law, and her efforts afforded Americans equal rights throughout the country, making her a national hero. Show More Summary

Judges Appear Divided In Case On Utah's Gay Marriage Ban

last weekNews : The Two-Way

A three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case prompted by last year's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act.

"If it is unconscionable to support a company whose CEO once donated to the cause against marriage equality..."

"... why is it not unconscionable to support a candidate who opposed marriage equality as recently as 2008, and who was an integral part of an administration that embraced the Defense Of Marriage Act, signed into law by Bill Clinton?"Asks...Show More Summary

Taxing times for same sex married couples: what you need to know about the new rules

The Supreme Court's historic decision last June to strike down a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act spells big changes for same sex married couples filing their taxes this year.

FRC's 'National Campaign In Defense of Natural Marriage' was a laughable disaster; so let's laugh: ha, ha, ha, ha...

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

Last night, right after 8PM ET, the ever-deceptive Family Research Council sent out a last minute e-blast in support of its rabidly anti-LGBT "National Campaign in Defense of Marriage." In that last-ditch blast, FRC claimed it needed 83,000+ signatures before...

Nebraska: Lesbian Couple Asks Court to Divorce

2 weeks agoLGBT / Lesbian :

Two women are challenging the state's own Defense of Marriage Act by asking for their union to be dissolved. read more

Scott Squillace, Attorney and Author, Talks Whether to Wed: A Legal and Tax Guide for Gay and Lesbian Couples (AUDIO)

This week I talked with attorney Scott Squillace about his new book Whether to Wed: A Legal and Tax Guide for Gay and Lesbian Couples. After the Supreme Court's June 2013 decision to strike down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act...Show More Summary

Scandals: Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy has famously...

Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy has famously been making anti-gay-marriage statements since 2012, drawing the most ire for a 2013 Tweet calling California's strikedown of the Defense of Marriage Act a "sad day for our nation." In a recent interview, Cathy...

FRC launches 'National Campaign in Defense of Marriage;' claims gay parents 'provide distorted values to innocent adopted kids'

4 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

Here is the latest bit of disgusting politicking from one of America's most proudly anti-LGBT organizations, the Family Research Council: [FRC's National Campaign in Defense of Marriage] FRC is hoping to raise over $1,100,000 by March 31. Which is weird,...

Kentucky Senate and governor take up slack after AG abandons defense of marriage

by Dustin Siggins FRANKFORT, KY, March 18, 2014 ( – Kentucky is shaping up to be new territory in the fight for marriage. On March 4, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, a Democrat, said that he would not appeal District Judge John Heyburn's decision that the state should accept the “marriages”…

New Yorker’s ‘Sesame Street’ cover draws mixed reactions

last monthNews : The Lookout

The Supreme Court's decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act has resulted in one of the New Yorker's more memorable covers. On it, Sesame Street residents Bert and Ernie cuddle on the couch while watching the announcement on television. Of course, the rumors of Bert and Ernie being more than roommates is nothing new [...]

The most common tax surprises for same-sex couples

For some same-sex spouses, love and marriage are giving way to paperwork and planning.The Supreme Court ruling that struck down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act means that from now on, the Internal Revenue Service will treat legally married same-sex spouses as married for federal tax purposes. Show More Summary

2013 Tax Tips for Same-Sex Couples

The repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013 has paved the way for same-sex couples to file their tax returns using the Married Filing Jointly or Separately status. This statute also allows these couples to file amended returns for up to three years prior, going back to 2010. The tax rules for married same-sex couples are [...]

Supreme fear of gay marriage should fade

Before the Supreme Court last year invalidated the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and allowed same-sex marriage to resume in California, attention focused on a comment made in 2012 by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg about the impact of Roe v. Wade. Ginsburg said that while the 1973 ruling guaranteeing a constitutional right to abortion was […]

African-American Pastors: Same-Sex Marriage Not Civil Rights but 'Civil Wrongs Movement'

A group of African-American civil rights leaders and pastors launched an impeachment campaign Feb. 25 against Attorney General Eric Holder for his efforts to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), including his invitation Monday to state attorneys general not to uphold their "discriminatory" traditional marriage laws. Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today![Content Note: Homophobia] Republican Senators want to replace the Defense of Marriage Act with the "State Marriage Defense Act," which "would give states the power to decide whether to give married...Show More Summary

Governor Who Once Pushed Federal Same-Sex Marriage Ban Now Calls Marriage A ‘States’ Issue

Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN) has long been one of the nation's most outspoken opponents of marriage equality, pushing repeatedly to preserve the unconstitutional Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban same-sex...Show More Summary

Chelsea Clinton Tackles LGBT Bullying: “Changing Laws Is Insufficient”

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Too bad Chelsea Clinton was merely a teenager when her father signed the now-defunct Defense of Marriage Act into law. If she were any older, she probably could have talked some sense into him. Speaking at an HRC conference in Las Vegas on Sunday (the same one that Ellen Page just came out during), the […]

Since Supreme Court's DOMA decision, a 5-0 record for equality

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Last summer, the Supreme Court struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act, but when it came to the question of marriage equality in California, the Court didn't make a decision that extended to other states. Still, lower courtsShow More Summary

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