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McDonnell corruption trial: The broken marriage, obsessive crush defense

Another falling star. The corruption trial of ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife is now underway. If you're having trouble keeping track of which disgraced political officeholders are involved in what, this would be the Star...Show More Summary

North Carolina Abandons Defense Of Same-Sex Marriage Ban

North Carolina's Attorney General has conceded that it's "futile" to continue defending the state's ban on same-sex marriage. The post North Carolina Abandons Defense Of Same-Sex Marriage Ban appeared first on ThinkProgress.

NORTH CAROLINA: State AG Roy Cooper Says Amendment One Is Now Surely Doomed, Will Drop His Defense

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via Equality North Carolina: Following a ruling today from the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in favor of marriage equality, North Carolina's Attorney General Roy Cooper held a press conference in response, saying that as a result of the...Show More Summary

GA Libertarians Say Olens’ Defense of Same-Sex Marriage Ban “Indefensible”

The Libertarian Party of Georgia slammed Attorney General Sam Olens’ brief in defense of Georgia’s ban on same-sex marriages. Olens filed the brief on Tuesday. In April, class action lawsuit against the ban was filed by Lambda Legal. In a press release, LPG chairman Doug Craig said: “We believe marriage is a fundamental right retained […]

Appeals court rules Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional

Photo by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg In a decision that bolstered last year’s Supreme Court decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, the 10th circuit federal court of appeals in Denver struck down a ban on same-sex marriage in Oklahoma Friday, declaring the ban to be unconstitutional. Show More Summary

Wisconsin Democrats Ask Governor Scott Walker to Drop Defense of Gay Marriage Ban

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A group of 15 Democratic state senators in Wisconsin sent out a letter on Wednesday urging Gov. Scott Walker and fellow Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen to drop their defense of the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, arguing it’s...

These Are The States That Allow Married Tax Returns For Same-Sex Couples

Just about one year after the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was struck down in the United States Supreme Court, over a dozen states allow same-sex married couples to file tax returns with "married" status. Below, H&R Block has illustrated...Show More Summary

What's Next in LGBT Law

The speed with which court cases are overturning laws and state constitutional amendments limiting marriage equality is breathtaking. Since the Supreme Court handed down the Windsor decision, striking down the "so called" Defense of Marriage Act, 15-plus consecutive federal cases have struck down marriage bans. Show More Summary

President Obama: Our Future, Your Legacy

Just a year ago, many LGBTQ people were waiting for the Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and of Proposition 8, California's statewide ban on same-sex marriage. Rallies...Show More Summary

-Did the Death of DOMA Sow the Seeds of a Crisis in Religious Liberty?

                          (Photo credit: Kevin H.) One year ago the Supreme Court of the US struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and opened the door to challenges in nearly every state that defined marriage as between one man and one woman. The deluge of lower court cases based upon that decision shows that […]

CNN Interviews Binational Gay Couples On Anniversary Of DOMA Repeal: VIDEO

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

One year ago the United States Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act in a 5-4 decision that changed the lives of gay couples across the nation. Of those that have gotten married since, binational couples have been abl...

A year after DOMA defeat, Scalia's prophecy becomes Christians' nightmare

By R. Albert Mohler Jr., special to CNN (CNN) – One year after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the Defense of Marriage Act, this much is clear: Justice Antonin Scalia is a prophet. Back in 2003, when the court handed down the decision in Lawrence v. Texas, striking down all criminal statutes against homosexual acts, […]

One Year After Windsor: The State of Same-Sex Marriage

It's been one year since the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Windsor, striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act as an unconstitutional "deprivation of the liberty of the person protected by the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution." Justice Anthony Kennedy's legally vague, but passionately worded opinion......

One Year Later: Where Were You When DOMA Fell?

One year ago today, in two historic decisions, the Supreme Court struck down the heart of the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act" in Windsor v. United States and upheld a lower court decision in Hollingsworth v. Perry, striking down Proposition 8 and bringing marriage equality back to California. Show More Summary

Labor Secretary Tom Perez Cheers DOMA Anniversary, Promises Further Reforms

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via press release from Secretary of Labor Tom Perez: It was a year ago today, June 26, that the Supreme Court issued its decision in U.S. vs. Windsor repealing the Defense of Marriage Act (known as DOMA). Since then, President ObamaShow More Summary

One Year After Supreme Court DOMA Ruling, Same-Sex Couples More Aware of Legal Options

If there is one common trend that many matrimonial attorneys have been noticing during the past year, it is that as a result of the Supreme Court decision on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), same-sex couples are increasingly seeking...Show More Summary

Two More Major Victories: How Scalia Predicted The Marriage Equality Juggernaut

last monthLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Just one day shy of anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, two more courts handed down major victories for marriage equality. A U.S. District Court of Appeals voted 2-1 to uphold the lower court decision striking down Utah’s marriage ban. But the ruling is even more far reaching. […]

A year after Supreme Court ruling, a rundown of what’s changed for same-sex couples

When the Supreme Court ruled a year ago today to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, a lot of things got easier for gay couples. Now that their marriages are recognized by the federal government, same-sex couples have acquired a simpler tax filing process, broader family protections and other federal spousal benefits.  But a year after the "United States […]

A year later, high court's DOMA ruling still shaping gay marriage

The nation on Thursday marks the first anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act, a ruling that has shifted the political spectrum on gay issues and changed how society organizes itself.  

Utah, Indiana, Heightened Scrutiny and Next Steps: Is Marriage Heading to the Supreme Court?

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

BY ARI EZRA WALDMAN One year this week, the Supreme Court brought marriage equality back to California when it ended the Prop 8 case. It also declared Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional and, thereby, ushered...

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