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
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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...
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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.
Legislators have convened the 2016 legislative session in Nashville and HRC is already tracking a number of anti-LGBT bills. The so-called “Natural Marriage Defense Act” (HB 1412) seeks to defy the Supreme Court’s ruling by eliminating marriage equality in the State of Tennessee. Show More Summary
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.
David Foster has made his alliances clear. In a recent statement, Foster addressed rumors that he's questioning Yolanda Foster's battle with lyme disease following the breakdown of their four year marriage. Not only does David slam the non-believers, but he absolutely gushes over his ex. Related: David Is STILL Paying For Yolanda's Medical Treatment! Speaking on the haters [...]
American Principles Project and Heritage Action for America are urging the Republican presidential candidates to not forget about their social...
Madonna has surprisingly come to ex-husband Sean Penn’s defense, testifying that he never hit her, during their marriage. The Queen of Pop came forward to defend her former spouse, after Penn initiated a defamation of character lawsuit against Empire creator Lee Daniels. Show More Summary
Nick Saban is on a nice little streak of press conference hijinks. He followed up last month’s cussin’ and marriage advisin’ by getting fed up with questions about his defensive coordinator possibly becoming the new head coach at Georgia, and then kindly instructed the media to talk to his soda bottle instead. Read more...
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.
Conservative Christians are still grappling with the Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing same-sex marriage this summer. It’s sinking in that Obergefell was just the starkest example of how they no longer enjoy the absolute cultural power they once held, and that, as younger generations become more secular, their influence will keep dwindling. Some are reaching for [Read More...]
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.