June 26 has officially become a milestone date in LGBT history, and attorney Roberta Kaplan, who represented Edith Windsor in the landmark case that overturned the Defense of Marriage Act, wants to officially recognize it as "Anthony...Show More Summary
The plaintiff in the landmark case that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act two years ago celebrated Friday at the Stonewall Inn. read more
Two years ago, San Francisco's famous pride weekend was dominated by celebrations of a key, but narrow, Supreme Court victory. Just days before, justices had overturned a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act and dismissed an appeal by backers of Proposition 8. California's Atty. Gen. Kamala...
TaxProf Blog op-ed: The Tax Implications Of Today's Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Decision, by David Herzig (Valparaiso): Last June, in Windsor, the Supreme Court decided that section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) was unconstitutional. I wrote about that decision in an op-ed for TaxProf Blog. The Supreme...
On the anniversary of its decisions striking down laws banning “sodomy” and a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act that prevented legally-married same-sex couples from obtaining federal recognition, the Supreme Court on Friday declared a full national right to same-sex marriage. The court’s...
The Supreme Court has spoken in defense of love. In a 5-4 ruling today, they proclaimed that the Fourteenth Amendment guaranteed equal access to marriage for all, including same-sex couples. Predictably, conservatives are losing their minds over the decision.
When the Supreme Court handed down its ruling declaring that marriage is a fundamental right for all Americans regardless of sexual orientation, Edith Windsor, the plaintiff in the landmark case that struck down the Defense of Marriage...Show More Summary
On the twelfth anniversary of its decision that laws penalizing gay sex are unconstitutional, and two years to the day after it gutted the federal Defense of Marriage Act, the Supreme Court has ruled that gay couples nationwide have a constitutional right to marriage. The decision bucked the trend of... More »
June 26, 2015. Twelve years to the day after the Supreme Court struck down bans on sodomy in Lawrence v. Texas. Two years to the day after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in United States v. Windsor. Today,Show More Summary
After literally decades of shifting rationales for banning same-sex marriage, opponents of equality have made their last stand in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, which the Supreme Court will decide in the next two weeks. During oral...Show More Summary
On ABC’s This Week in 1996, the Family Research Council’s Gary Bauer had blunt words for then-Rep. Barney Frank, who was questioning the Defense of Marriage Act as it loomed before Congress. “Healthy societies endorse heterosexual relationships between men and women,” Bauer told him. Show More Summary
There's been a minor Internet kerfuffle over some comments iconic actor Patrick Stewart recently made in defense of Christian bakers in Northern Ireland who refused to make a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan on it, and who were subsequently fined. Show More Summary
The actor and LGBT ally posted a detailed defense of his support for a Northern Ireland bakery that refused to make a cake celebrating marriage equality. read more
Roman Catholic Raymond Burke spoke in Ottawa, Canada, in defense of a Christian view of marriage, declaring there is no "true form of human sexuality other than that intended by God."
'The defense and promotion of human life and of marriage and the family is at the foundation of a Christian culture, and indeed, of any viable human culture,' he told the NET Canada gala.
"Star Trek" icon Patrick Stewart has come to the defense of Northern Ireland's Ashers Bakery, which was found guilty of discrimination last month after refusing to prepare a cake decorated with a same-sex marriage slogan. The case made...Show More Summary
I've been thinking about how my marriage has changed since having our second baby. We are more tired, of course. There is more laundry to do, more dishes, more baths to give, less of us to go around. We are in man-to-man defense mode...Show More Summary
(AP) — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran's new marriage to his executive assistant could become part of a blogger's defense against charges related to photos taken of the Mississippi Republican's now-deceased first wife while she was incapacitated...Show More Summary
(AP) — A lawyer defending a man accused of crimes in taking photos of Sen. Thad Cochran's late wife says the legislator's Saturday marriage to his executive assistant will help his defense. Kevin Camp says Cochran's marriage to Kay Webber...Show More Summary
4 ways to calm the stormy waters around gay marriage. E xtremism in the defense of LGBT liberty is no vice.” That seems to be the Goldwateresque mantra of many well-meaning Americans today. But it has unfortunately created a rather ugly...Show More Summary