A federal appeals court ruled today that same-sex couples must be allowed to wed in the state of Oklahoma, echoing the June 25 decision that found that—since the defeat of DOMA—same-sex marriage is protected by the United States constitution. Read more...
Citing the Supreme Court ruling string down Section 3 of DOMA, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed an appeal, affirming that a federal court employee must be allowed to add her same-sex spouse to her employer's health insurance plan. read more
10:24 AM ET Supreme Court strikes down part of DOMA, dismisses Prop. 8 appeal We're getting key decisions from the Supreme Court on same-sex marriage Rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California's Proposition 8 couldShow More Summary
U.S. Supreme Court building. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The U.S. Supreme Court made history today by striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and an appeal concerning California's Proposition 8. The pair of rulings is being heralded as a massive victory for human rights, and I agree. The ruling in U.S. Show More Summary
By Jacob Combs A judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held last week that the federal judiciary discriminated against an lesbian assistant federal public defender in Portland when it refused to recognize her Canadian marriage, the Williamette Week reported last Thursday. In his ruling, Judge Harry Pregerson held that both Oregon’s marriage equality ban and the [...]
In October, a federal appeals court ruled that a New York widow was unconstitutionally discriminated against because the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) forced her to pay more in estate taxes because she was legally married to another woman. If Edith Windsor had been allowed by the Internal Revenue Service to use the estate tax...
In their conference today, the Supreme Court has agreed to review the legality of California's Proposition 8, both its merits and whether or not the proponents had standing to appeal the federal court decision that struck it down. For now, though, gay marriages in California will have to wait a while more. [ more › ]
Don't assume the effect of a new decision with be only prospective. Consider this report of a ruling by the Judicial Council of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: ... Christopher Nathan, 39, of San Francisco, a law clerk for U.S. Show More Summary
The Judicial Council of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals cited multiple rulings against DOMA in ordering San Francisco’s federal court to pay an employee’s insurance costs for his husband. read more
It was another lousy week for the anti-gay industry, as the Defense of Marriage Act was ruled unconstitutional in federal appeals court. Today’s Marriage News Watch runs through some of the main points of Windsor v. United States, including its link to the Proposition 8 trial. And speaking of Prop 8, have you seen the [...]
ANOTHER WIN FOR THE END OF DOMA On Thursday, the odious Defense of Marriage Act took another hit when a second federal appeals court ruled against the law prohibiting federal recognition of same-sex marriage. "The new case was brought on...
On Thursday in New York's 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, widow Edith Windsor won a long-fought legal battle in the fight for gay marriage. Windsor and her late partner, Thea Spyer, were married in Canada in 2007. Windsor, now 83,...Show More Summary
Associated Press On Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit shot down the Defense of Marriage Act's Section 3, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman. The decision followed a May ruling by the First Circuit...Show More Summary
Yesterday, in Edie Windsor’s challenge to the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that DOMA violates the Constitution. It’s the second federal appeals court to strike DOMA down, and it’s the first...Show More Summary
A federal appeals court in New York has ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. The Court found that the Act's Section 3, which prohibits federal recognition of same-sex marriages, violates the equal protection clause of the Constitution. Show More Summary
(Photo credit: Wikipedia) From the Huffington Post: NEW YORK — Saying the gay population has "suffered a history of discrimination," a divided federal appeals court in Manhattan ruled Thursday that a federal law defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman was unconstitutional, adding fuel to an issue expected to reach [...]
BY SAM GREISMAN A look back at the top stories from today GAY RIGHTS Fantastic news out of New York where the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled DOMA unconstitutional! Next stop the Supreme Court. Our Ari Waldman...
From the federal Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, news that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is about to go on life support.
Thea Spyer and Edie Windsor, back in the day (via NYCLU) The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled today that Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. Section 3 is the portion of...Show More Summary
Good news out of the 2nd circuit. A second appeals court rules on DOMA: We conclude that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act violates equal protection and is therefore unconstitutional. Judge STRAUB dissents in part and concurs in part in a separate opinion. I know that Dinesh D’Souza is a boil on the [...]