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
"Marriage is between a man and a woman and they’ve now brought cases to the Supreme Court saying, well, the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and so forth. So what should you do? You better get on your knees and pray and let the Lord take care of it because there isn’t a whole lot else you can do."
"This is a slap in the face to Puerto Rican society," lawmaker Maria Milagros Charbonier said.
“You did it, honey.” That is what Edie Windsor imagined her late spouse, Thea Spyer, would have said after their love story brought down the core of the federal Defense of Marriage Act in United States v. Windsor. Edie and Thea did do it. Show More Summary
Getty Images By Daniel Cross While the political issue of same-sex marriage is still being debated, the federal ruling making the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional means that for tax purposes all marriages are equal. Even if you...Show More Summary
This article appears in the Winter 2015 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here. I n the year and a half since the Supreme Court struck down a key section of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, federal and state courts...Show More Summary
Three House Republicans have now signed on to the Respect for Marriage Act, a bill introduced again last month that would fully repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, HuffPost reports: Rep. Robert Dold (R-Ill.) on Monday became the third Republican...
The Supreme Court decided last Friday to take up the issue of same-sex marriage again, the Los Angeles Times reported today. Two years ago, the Supreme Court took up the issue and ruled that parts of the Defense of Marriage Act were unconstitutional. Show More Summary
The writing's been on the wall since the Defense of Marriage Act was struck down in 2013
"After the Justice Department's decision not to defend the constitutionality of Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, the Supreme Court sent a powerful message that Americans in same-sex marriages are entitled to equal protection and equal treatment under the law. Show More Summary