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
Just over a year ago, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Edie Windsor in a case brought by the ACLU, striking down the core of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. Since then, at least 35 courts across the nation have ruled unanimously...Show More Summary
Photo by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg In a decision that bolstered last year’s Supreme Court decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, the 10th circuit federal court of appeals in Denver struck down a ban on same-sex marriage in Oklahoma Friday, declaring the ban to be unconstitutional. Show More Summary
Just about one year after the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was struck down in the United States Supreme Court, over a dozen states allow same-sex married couples to file tax returns with "married" status. Below, H&R Block has illustrated...Show More Summary
Just a year ago, many LGBTQ people were waiting for the Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and of Proposition 8, California's statewide ban on same-sex marriage. Rallies...Show More Summary
(Photo credit: Kevin H.) One year ago the Supreme Court of the US struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and opened the door to challenges in nearly every state that defined marriage as between one man and one woman. The deluge of lower court cases based upon that decision shows that […]
One year ago the United States Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act in a 5-4 decision that changed the lives of gay couples across the nation. Of those that have gotten married since, binational couples have been abl...
By R. Albert Mohler Jr., special to CNN (CNN) – One year after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the Defense of Marriage Act, this much is clear: Justice Antonin Scalia is a prophet. Back in 2003, when the court handed down the decision in Lawrence v. Texas, striking down all criminal statutes against homosexual acts, […]
It's been one year since the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Windsor, striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act as an unconstitutional "deprivation of the liberty of the person protected by the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution." Justice Anthony Kennedy's legally vague, but passionately worded opinion......
One year ago today, in two historic decisions, the Supreme Court struck down the heart of the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act" in Windsor v. United States and upheld a lower court decision in Hollingsworth v. Perry, striking down Proposition 8 and bringing marriage equality back to California. Show More Summary
Via press release from Secretary of Labor Tom Perez: It was a year ago today, June 26, that the Supreme Court issued its decision in U.S. vs. Windsor repealing the Defense of Marriage Act (known as DOMA). Since then, President ObamaShow More Summary
If there is one common trend that many matrimonial attorneys have been noticing during the past year, it is that as a result of the Supreme Court decision on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), same-sex couples are increasingly seeking...Show More Summary
Just one day shy of anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, two more courts handed down major victories for marriage equality. A U.S. District Court of Appeals voted 2-1 to uphold the lower court decision striking down Utah’s marriage ban. But the ruling is even more far reaching. […]