Gay marriage’s public support has come a long way since the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996, the law which defined marriage as between one man and one woman. Now, just two years after the Supreme Court overturned DOMA and legalized marriage...Show More Summary
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is the lead sponsor of a bill that would give married gay couples a refund on back taxes if they were married three years before SCOTUS struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Writes Chris Johnson...Show More Summary
Roberta Kaplan, the lawyer who led Edie Windsor’s winning fight against the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), is leaving her firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison to start her own boutique firm, the New York Law Journal reports:...Show More Summary
Edith Windsor and Thea Spyer were together for 40 years before they married in 2007. When Spyer died in 2009 Windsor, was ordered to pay $363,000 in estate taxes because of a federal law called the "Defense of Marriage Act," or DOMA....Show More Summary
When the first-ever national LGBTQ day of giving, Give OUT Day, launched on May 9, 2013, the landscape for LGBTQ rights looked very different. The Defense of Marriage Act still stood, and most states barred same-sex marriage. Transgender...Show More Summary
In March of 2011, one month after Attorney General Eric Holder announced the Department of Justice would stop defending a law that prohibited the federal government from treating same-sex marriages as equal to heterosexual marriages, Alabama Sen. Show More Summary
America just elected a homophobe-in-chief. Over the past few years, LGBTQ Americans have seen our rights advance, with the passage of marriage equality, the end of the Defense of Marriage Act and Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and heightened visibility for transgender people. Show More Summary
by Stranger Election Control Board Back during the primary, we wrote two things about Barbara Madsen: "Fuck Madsen" and "Vote Madsen." We stand by both. In 2006, Madsen defended the state's anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act, arguing the...Show More Summary
Edith Windsor, the plaintiff who challenged the Defense of Marriage Act before the Supreme Court and won in 2013, has been remarried, to Wells Fargo vice president Judith Kasen. Wonderful news: Edie Windsor weds Judith Kasen! https://t.co/dWMdhXXErC… Read The post DOMA Plaintiff Edie Windsor Remarries appeared first on Towleroad.
by Stranger Election Control Board Barbara Madsen Fuck Barbara Madsen. In 2006, Madsen wrote that the state's Defense of Marriage Act was "constitutional because the legislature was entitled to believe that limiting marriage to opposite-sex...Show More Summary
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Connie Terrell – Despite the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) in 2011, and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in 2013, total equality for the LGBT community is still a work in progress. One of the ways...Show More Summary
After the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor in 2013 struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, longtime HRC member Jim Obergefell and his now late husband John Arthur filed a lawsuit to obtain legal recognition...Show More Summary
For decades, LGBTQ people and families faced unique and difficult problems during tax season. Under the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), same-sex couples were not treated as spouses by the federal government, including the Internal Revenue Service. Show More Summary
The gay rights movement has made a lot of progress at the Supreme Court in the past few years, with decisions tossing out the federal Defense of Marriage Act and then legalizing gay marriage altogether. But one big piece of the puzzle is still missing: A ruling on the question of whether gays and lesbians […]
A lot can change in 20 years, even in the halls of corporate America. In 1996, the now-infamous Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, was signed into U.S. law, blocking the federal government from recognizing state-sanctioned same-sex marriages. Show More Summary
In a Feb. 4 Politics, Jamelle Bouie misstated that Sen. Ted Kennedy voted for the Defense of Marriage Act. He voted against it.
Lily Kahng (Seattle), The Not-So-Merry Wives of Windsor: The Taxation of Women in Same-Sex Marriages, 101 Cornell L. Rev.325 (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,” heralding its subsequent recognition, in Obergefell...
The Vermont senator was a strong defender of gay rights even as President Bill Clinton was about to sign the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, a law Hillary Clinton openly supported.
Presidential long-shot Rick Santorum said in an interview Sunday that he would enforce the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) despite the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision that effectively gutted it. Appearing on Catholic News Network EWTN, Santorum to… Read The post Rick Santorum Would Defy SCOTUS and Enforce DOMA If Elected President – WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.
American Principles Project and Heritage Action for America are urging the Republican presidential candidates to not forget about their social...