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The Clinton Conundrum -

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

As president, Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act, which authorized states to deny recognition to same-sex marriages performed in other states. As a presidential candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton launched her 2016 campaign...Show More Summary

Can Hillary Mix the Best of Bill and Barack?

Ron Brownstein: “As president, Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act, which authorized states to deny recognition to same-sex marriages performed in other states. As a presidential candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton launched her 2016 campaign on Sunday with a [...]

Remind Me: When Can We Judge Lawyers by Their Clients?

Over at Slate, David Cohen and Leonore Carpenter, jump up and down with glee at the notion that elite law firms “won’t touch” the defense of traditional marriage. According to the New York Times, of the dozens of briefs filed at theShow More Summary

Matt Micciche, Friends School of Baltimore, and the Intolerant Left

The Washington Post ran a profile the other day of my friend Ryan Anderson. Ryan is perhaps the leading voice in the country in support of traditional marriage. He makes a very forceful, but also very civil argument, in defense of it. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton’s Changing Views on Gay Marriage

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s views on same-sex marriage have evolved in the almost 20 years since her husband, Bill Clinton, then the president, signed the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act,

Auburn Football: What to Watch for in Tigers' 2015 Spring Game

The "Guschamp" marriage will be in full effect on Saturday, when the world gets its first real glimpse of the new-look Auburn Tigers led by third-year head coach Gus Malzahn and first-year defensive coordinator Will Muschamp. Is that...Show More Summary

How Obergefell v. Hodges Could Change the Way You Do Your Taxes

For years, HRC has documented the struggles same-sex couples faced under the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

ACLU Belittles Believers as Wife Beaters

In Louisiana, the ACLU goes over the top concerning defense of marriage.

#ThrowbackThursday: Five Quotes from the 2013 Ruling United States v. Windsor

In a historic ruling in June of 2013, the Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the discriminatory federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in their ruling on United States v. Windsor.

Louisiana RFRA Reinforcement Is Clear Defense of Traditional Marriage

Lawmaker says proposal protecting religious beliefs "will encourage private citizens and institutions to demonstrate similar tolerance."

Two Pretexts Walk Into a Bar

Briefs are pouring in defending state bans on same-sex marriage in advance of a landmark Supreme Court hearing later this month. It’s an interesting exercise to read them side by side with defenses of Indiana’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Show More Summary

Kentucky Governor Uses Jedi Mind Tricks to Defend Gay-Marriage Ban

On Tuesday, the governor of Kentucky floated a creative new defense of the state's gay-marriage ban: It's not discriminatory, because nobody can have a same-sex marriage, not even straight people! Hmmm, that's a new one.In a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court, Governor Steve Beshear argued through his lawyer... More »

Rush Limbaugh pulls the bestiality card to defend Indiana: ‘What happens if you love your dog?’

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Radio host Rush Limbaugh used the common conservative argument of comparing same-sex marriage to bestiality on Tuesday, seizing on a British tabloid story from last year in his defense of Indiana’s Senate Bill 101. “This business of ‘who you love,’ where does that...

Fox's Megyn Kelly Claims Indiana Anti-LGBT Law "Not That Controversial," Unrelated To Same-Sex Marriage

From the March 30 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor: Previously: Watch A Fox News Anchor Debunk His Network's Defense Of Indiana's "Religious Freedom" Law ABC's Stephanopoulos Grills Gov. Mike Pence On Anti-LGBT Discrimination After Indiana "Religious Freedom" Law Passes Fox News' Dishonest Defense Of Indiana's Anti-LGBT "Religious Freedom" Law

Rand Paul: Gay marriage debate a ‘moral crisis’

Earlier this week, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) made an about-face on defense spending. He also shifted on same-sex marriage. Speaking to a group of pastors in Washington on Thursday, Paul said that a moral crisis is leading people to believe that same-sex marriage is acceptable. There is a "moral crisis that allows people to think there […]

Psychological Association Delivers 'Snake Oil' Sociology In Latest Brief on Marriage

The American Psychological Association and the American Sociological Association submitted friend of the Court briefs in the Windsor case. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled portions of the federal Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. If the Windsor Court majority relied on those briefs, it was reliant on snake oil, not science.

Celebrate FMLA Justice

It has been almost two years since the U.S. Supreme Court overruled Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional. Until that time, certain entitlements of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) were only available to opposite-sex married couples. Show More Summary

Pat Robertson Gives Up On Gay Marriage

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"Marriage is between a man and a woman and they’ve now brought cases to the Supreme Court saying, well, the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and so forth. So what should you do? You better get on your knees and pray and let the Lord take care of it because there isn’t a whole lot else you can do."

Puerto Rico abandons defense of marriage protection law

"This is a slap in the face to Puerto Rican society," lawmaker Maria Milagros Charbonier said.

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