Let’s say you won the Super Bowl of gay marriage lawsuits, and got the federal Defense of Marriage Act overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. What would you do next? (Aside from celebrate, of course.) Well, obviously, you would turn your attention to overturning a marriage ban in the most antigay state in the country: Mississippi. […]
Roberta Kaplan took down the Defense of Marriage Act. Now she's turned her attention to one of the most antigay states in the nation. read more
The decision is the first from a federal appeals court to rule in support of state same-sex marriage bans since the Supreme Court's decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013. Image: Wikimedia Commons The post Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Against Marriage Equality appeared first on RH Reality Check.
April Deboer and Jayne Rowse, plaintiffs in the Michigan marriage equality case. Four federal appeals courts have ruled in favor of marriage equality since the Supreme Court struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act. Thursday afternoon, a three-judge panel from the U.S. Show More Summary
While other governors and attorneys general have abandoned their defense of marriage bans, officials in three states have refused to give up their quixotic antigay legal agendas. read more
There are currently 32 states and counting that have marriage equality. This is up from 12 states before we helped Edie Windsor strike down the Defense of Marriage Act in the Supreme Court last June. In the states where gay couples have...Show More Summary
Demonstrators march in Columbia, South Carolina, on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, in celebration after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act. Photo by Tim Dominick/The State/MCT via Getty Images WASHINGTON — TheShow More Summary
When the landmark marriage equality ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act was handed down in June of 2013, Justice Anton Scalia penned such a scathing dissent I was worried for his health. It was a rant worthy of song. AsShow More Summary
Vote Now In The Queerties! Did Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy win our hearts and minds for not just striking down the horrid Defense of Marriage Act last year, but denying all of appeals of marriage equality rulings this year? Or was it longtime pro sports equality activist Dave Kopay, who came out as a […]
Bob Barr, the former Georgia congressman who wrote the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in 1996, later apologized for it, saying it embodied "one-way federalism," protecting "only those states that don't want to accept a same-sex marriage granted...Show More Summary
In 2013, Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act was found to be unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of the United States. This prompted federal recognition of same-sex marriages for the first time in U.S. history. Since then, state and federal courts have been coming together in near unanimous agreement that state bans on [...]
Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning, reportedly as soon as his successor is named and confirmed. It can't happen soon enough, I argue at Time. Despite some positive actions — refusing to enforce he Defense of Marriage Act, a federal...Show More Summary
Attorney Monte Stewart has accrued tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees, with little to show for it. read more
Ruling that the Supreme Court's one-year-old decision striking down a provision of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act "does little more than give both sides in this case something to hope for," a federal judge in New Orleans on Wednesday...Show More Summary
Stuart F. Delery, the gay senior Justice Department lawyer who successfully argued against the Defense of Marriage Act on behalf of the Obama Administration back in 2012, has been promoted to acting Associate Attorney General. As the department's No.3 position,...
For the first time since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last year overturning the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a federal judge has upheld the rights of citizens of a state to preserve its law defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Show More Summary
Nate Beeler of the Columbus Dispatch has won this year's John Fischetti Editorial Cartoon Competition for his Lady Justice/Lady Liberty cartoon following the Supreme Court's strikedown of the Defense Of Marriage Act. The Fischetti Award...Show More Summary
A federal judge in Louisiana upheld the state's ban on same-sex marriages Wednesday, marking the first time a federal court upheld a ban since the Supreme Court struck down a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act last year, according to court filings.
Not Louisiana, not yet. There had to be a first, and it's Louisiana. Eventually, some federal judge was going to be the first, since the Supreme Court's Windsor ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act, to rule against marriage equality. Show More Summary
"Gonna take your mama out all night Yeah we'll show her what it's all about" -Scissor Sisters http://donmcnay.blogspot.com/2004_11_27_archive.html When the Supreme Court declared a section of the Defense of Marriage Act (commonly referred...Show More Summary