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...
Paul Weiss partner Roberta Kaplan made her high court debut when she argued against the federal Defense of Marriage Act in the U.S. Supreme Court. Kaplan spoke with National Law Journal reporter Zoe Tillman about her new book about the case.
In a recent interview with Rachel Maddow, former secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated that in 1996 she and her husband, President Bill Clinton, supported the so-called Defense of Marriage Act as a "defensive action" against a threatened...Show More Summary
At last night’s First in the South Democratic Candidates Forum, Rachel Maddow asked Clinton about the criticism her remarks about the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) have received since their interview on October 23. Watch BELOW. Clinton said in… Read The post Hillary Clinton Shirks DOMA Criticism, Talks HERO at Candidate’s Forum: WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.
On the Rachel Maddow Show, Hillary Clinton said that it was the threat of a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage that led Bill Clinton to sign the Defense of Marriage
The Washington Post Fact Checker awarded Hillary Clinton "Four Pinocchios," its lowest possible rating, for claiming that her husband Bill Clinton only supported the Defense of Marriage Act to prevent a constitutional amendment outlawing gay marriage.
“On Defense of Marriage [Act], I think what my husband believed — and there was certainly evidence to support it — is that there was enough political momentum to amend the Constitution of the United States of America, and that there had to be some way to stop that. And there wasn’t any rational argument […]
Chuck Ross has more at Daily Caller: Neither the Clinton White House’s papers nor the recollections of contemporaries backs up the Clintons’ account of why they supported the Defense of Marriage Act.
Hillary Clinton's version of what happened when the Defense of Marriage Act was signed by her husband took another sharp jab on Monday night. In another The Rachel Maddow Show interview, this time with opponent Bernie Sanders, the Democratic frontrunner for the presidential nomination was called out in definitive terms for revising history. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON -- Late last week, the two leading Democratic presidential candidates sparred over one of the darker chapters of the gay rights movement: the passage of the Defense of Marriage Act, a 1996 law that barred federal recognition of same-sex marriage. At issue was President Bill Clinton's motive for signing the measure. Show More Summary