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Supreme Court Will Rule On Same-Sex Marriage Cases

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

Why the Supreme Court is Set to Make History on Gay Marriage

The writing's been on the wall since the Defense of Marriage Act was struck down in 2013

Eric Holder: Federal Government Will Back Same-Sex Marriage Plaintiffs At SCOTUS

last weekLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"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

Report: State Department considering end to its domestic-partner benefits

The State Department is considering whether to end its domestic-partner benefits for agency employees in light of the 2013  Supreme Court decision that overturned a key portion of the Defense of Marriage Act, according to a prominent news outlet for the gay community. Show More Summary

The Same-Sex Marriage Dilemma

For the most part, I have been pretty much a supporter of same-sex marriage, at least from the standpoint of government. I voted no on a defense of marriage proposition that was on the ballot in Arizona a few years ago. First, with respect...Show More Summary

I’m Glad Obama Skipped Paris

He doesn’t really believe in protecting speech critical of Islam. Unlike many conservatives, I was not outraged when President Obama directed the Justice Department to end the pretense of “defending” the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). I feel the same way about the president’s decision not to join dozens of world leaders in Paris last […]

DOMA Repealing 'Respect for Marriage Act' Reintroduced in Congress

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Yesterday Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) reintroduced the Respect for Marriage Act, a bill that would fully repeal the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act and ensure all federal government agencies recognize legal same-sex marriages. Writes HRC:...

DOMA isn't dead yet and Democrats want you to know it

Democrats jumpstarted the 114th Congress with a nod to LGBT equality by reintroducing legislation that would finally kill the Defense of Marriage Act. That law still lets states decline to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other...Show More Summary

Democrats introduce bill to repeal anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act

Respect for Marriage Act would guarantee federal marriage benefits for same-sex spouses

New Life For Full DOMA Repeal

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via press release from Freedom To Marry: Today Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) reintroduced the Respect for Marriage Act, a bill that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and ensure that the federal government respects all valid marriages across all agencies. Show More Summary

Prop 8 Backers: SCOTUS Will Reject Gay Marriage So Send Us Lots Of Money

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"I am confident that the Supreme Court will uphold the states’ rights to define marriage. Even as Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in 2013, he did so because it infringed upon the states’ authority over marriage. Show More Summary

Local Haters Have The Arkansas Sadz

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"This is another example of judicial tyranny. Arkansans voted overwhelmingly to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Their elected officials voted for that definition when they passed Arkansas’ Defense of Marriage Act. Show More Summary

Mississippi’s Antigay Lawyers Just Met Their Match

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

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. […]

DOMA-Busting Lawyer Explains Why Mississippi Is Her Next Big Case

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

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Against Marriage Equality

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.

Supreme Court, here we come: 6th Circuit rules against marriage equality

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

Are These the Most Antigay Governors in America?

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

A Minister and a Rabbi Walk Into a Vegas Wedding Chapel...

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

Despite appellate rulings, 3 states refuse to allow gay unions

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

The argle bargle blowing through the windmills of Justice Scalia's mind

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

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