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Defense of Marriage Act

Edie Windsor Was Shocked To Get A Personal Phone Call From Obama After DOMA Ruling

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

Edie Windsor, the plaintiff in the Defense of Marriage Act court case, recalled on HuffPost Live Thursday the moments after learning she had won her c...

Edie Windsor Reflects On Life Without Late Wife Thea Spyer

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 06.06.2014 | Weddings

Defense of Marriage Act plaintiff Edith Windsor and her late wife Thea Spyer's love story spanned more than 40 years. The pair was together up until S...

Edie Windsor Praises Pope Francis' Words On Gays: 'It Thrills Me'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.06.2014 | Religion

Edie Windsor achieved a breakthrough victory for the LGBT community when the Supreme Court ruled in her favor and struck down the Defense of Marriage ...

DOMA Plaintiff Edie Windsor Speaks Out On HuffPost Live

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.05.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Edie Windsor and lawyer Roberta Kaplan, the duo who brought down the the Defense of Marriage Act, join HuffPost Live at 4:30 p.m. on June 5 to discuss...

Still Married in Pennsylvania: PA Constitutional Ban Struck Down and Marriage Is Re-Defined

Janet Mason | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Janet Mason

I gave my friend a high five, kissed my partner (now my legal partner/spouse), and as we drove home, we joked about putting a sign and a trail of tin cans on the back of our car.

Gay Monk's Open Letter to the Supreme Court of the United States

Soul Dancer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Soul Dancer

As we approach the Supreme Court of the Unites States (SCOTUS) one-year anniversary of Windsor v. United States ruling, do we celebrate or mourn this ...

9 Ways Women's Lives Have Changed For The Better Since 2005

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 05.01.2015 | Women

When it comes to women's equality, we tend to focus on historical victories and present-day battles. We search for answers in the past to solve riddle...

It's Time for Commonsense Law Enforcement When Dealing With Deportations

Janet Murguía | Posted 06.18.2014 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

Every once in a while a mainstream outlet will talk tough on immigration, apparently to prove that they are "balanced." It happened again this week wh...

Attorney General Schuette and States' Rights: Is He Shooting from the Hyp?

Michael Komorn | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Michael Komorn

It is clear that Attorney General Bill Schuette has built his image around fighting for Michigan and is a very vocal advocate of states' rights. But at some point someone has to point out his inconsistencies when it comes to particular issues.

Michigan Stumbles In Court Defending Gay Marriage Ban

Reuters | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics

By Rachel Jackson DETROIT, March 3 (Reuters) - The Michigan defense of its same-sex marriage ban got off to a rough start on Monday wh...

Texas Gay Couples Taking Marriage Fight To Court

Reuters | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Two gay couples in Texas will ask a federal court this week to overturn an amen...

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder: Gay Marriage Stabilizes Families

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than three years after he decided the Justice Department should no longer defend the provisions of a law banning the federal govern...

Judge Certifies Class Action Status For Virginia Gay Marriage Lawsuit

Reuters | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

By Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Va., Feb 1 (Reuters) - A federal judge in western Virginia has certified as a class action a lawsuit filed...

The Diversity in Marriage Act

Justine Valinotti | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Justine Valinotti

Would DIMA simply mandate what DOMA proscribed? Or would it go beyond DOMA and specify other ways, besides gender, in which each spouse must differ? Must they be of different races and cultural backgrounds? Will they be expected to speak different languages and practice different religions?

DOMA Zombies Surface in Congress

Ian Thompson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ian Thompson

DOMA forced the federal government to disrespect the legal marriages of same-sex couples regardless of where they lived. This new bill, if enacted, would force the federal government to disrespect the legal marriages of same-sex couples in (currently) more than half the country.

Luke Johnson

GOP Congressman Tries To Limit Gay Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite the growing number of states allowing gay marriage, one Republican congressman filed legislation Thursday to limit the federal g...

What Ping the Duck, Duck Dynasty, Same-Sex Marriage in Utah, and Most of the Rest of Us Have in Common

Janet Mason | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Janet Mason

What the Duck Dynasty controversy illustrates most strongly is that we are more alike than different. Racism and homophobia and sexism all have things in common.

Sweet Seventeen: The Significance of New Mexico's Gay Marriage Ruling

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathaniel Frank

The state -- at least the state of New Mexico -- does not privilege marriage as a way to make impulsive young men stick by their kids. It sanctions marriage to help strengthen the commitments of couples and families -- real families. And that includes gay ones.

Judge Sets Hearing For Texas Same-Sex Marriage Case

Reuters | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS, Dec 11 (Reuters) - A federal judge has agreed to hear a case filed by two same-sex couples in Texas seekin...

Edie Windsor: The Gay Community Is My 'Person Of The Year'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

It's been quite a year for Edie Windsor, and now, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) plantiff is capping off her many accomplishments by coming in thi...

Why Conservatives Should Learn to Love Gay Marriage

Scott Titshaw | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Scott Titshaw

By refusing marriage to same-sex couples, social conservatives are undermining traditional marriage more than lesbian brides and gay grooms ever could.

Court Could Hear State's Challenge On Gay Marriage Ban

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

By Daniel Kelley HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov 22 (Reuters) - One of the first trials to challenge a state ban on gay marriage since the U.S. S...

Landmark DOMA Ruling Reveals A Pleasant Surprise

The Huffington Post | Lydia OConnor | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Investors from the LGBT community are more optimistic than others about the economy and their personal finances, a report by financial services firm U...

Aloha Includes Striving to Understand the Other Side

Choon James | Posted 11.13.2013 | Hawaii
Choon James

Whatever side we are on, let's remember the principle of free agency. Our life's experiences and upbringing help develop our values, opinions, and goals. Others have their own life's experiences.

The Real Gay Agenda

Tom Carpenter | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tom Carpenter

The LGBT community must recognize that most of the battles that lie ahead in the fight for equality will be waged over the issue of "religious liberty." It is time for every fair-minded American to recognize the all-out assault on their fellow LGBT citizens, particularly those serving in uniform.