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
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
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
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 […]
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:...
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
Respect for Marriage Act would guarantee federal marriage benefits for same-sex spouses
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
"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
"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