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From Edie to Jim – Love at the Supreme Court

“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

8 Important Tax Tips for Same-Sex Couples

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

Sen. Cruz champions go-nowhere, pro-discrimination, Federal Marriage Amendment Light

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

Blarty blarty blarty blah: WASHINGTON, DC -- Today U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, along with 11 fellow Senators, re-introduced the State Marriage Defense Act, which respects the definition of marriage held by the people of each state and protects states...

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What to Do When 'I Do' Is Done

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

Bill to Fully Repeal DOMA Finds Third Republican Supporter

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

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...

Jon Stewart Talks To A Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp About Mike Huckabee's Biblical Intolerance Of Gay Marriage: VIDEO

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Jon Stewart and his staff were left at the altar Monday night when the Defense Department decided to reverse a policy Stewart and the show were planning to report on as they went to air. With a whole opening segment...

Catholic & Evangelical Leaders Unite In Statement Against Same-Sex Marriage

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the National Catholic Register: A coalition of Catholic and Protestant leaders has united to call all Christians to an unwavering defense of the truth of marriage, rooted in nature as well as faith. "We affirm strongly and without...Show More Summary

Why I’m Jittery About SCOTUS On Marriage, Ctd

A reader quotes me: You have here a Burkean defense of federalism – something that will very much appeal to Anthony Kennedy, it seems to me. The problem, however, is that the pace of change has quickened so much after Windsor that Sutton is already out-dated. It’s now 36 states, not 19, representing 70 percent […]

Why Auburn Should Be Favorite to Win SEC in 2015

The synthesis of Gus Malzahn 's offense with Will Muschamp 's defense is the most fascinating subplot of the offseason, and although their marriage comes with risk, its upside is so great that Auburn should be considered the SEC favorite. Malzahn is known for his obsession with tempo. Show More Summary

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

2 months agoLGBT / 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

GOP Rep. Randy Weber Reintroduces Bill To Ban Feds From Recognizing Out-Of-State Same-Sex Marriages

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

Yesterday Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX) reintroduced the State Marriage Defense Act, which would ban the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages conducted outside of the state in which the couple resides. Weber first introduced...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 […]

Gay Marriage News Watch: FL, MS, LA, TX, IN, ID, GA - VIDEO

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

AFER reports on the big week for marriage equality - 5th Circuit oral arugments, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi backing off her tooth and nail defense of the state's gay marriage ban, a "right to discriminate" bill in Indiana, a...

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Have you ever had an argument where instead of coming to an agreement or solution, you just walked away or suddenly stopped talking? In marriage, we will never 100% agree on every topic, but there is an effective way to communicate to get your point across. Restraining from conversations to keep peace in your marriage will Keep Reading ?

Sutton's Defense Is Indefensible

On October 6, 2014, the Supreme Court declined to hear seven cases in which federal courts of appeals had found bans on same-sex marriages to be unconstitutional. One month later, a divided court of appeals for the Sixth Circuit, in an opinion written by Judge Jeffrey Sutton, upheld the bans in Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, & Kentucky. Show More Summary

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