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Gay Veterans Win After Court Decision

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — For Stewart Bornhoft, who completed two tours of duty in Vietnam, the Supreme Court's decision granting federal benefits to married...

LOOK: Ricky, Perez, And Other Latinos React To DOMA Decision

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

Exclamations points and #MarriageEquality hashtags abounded on Twitter after the Supreme Court DOMA decision -- and Latinos were not going to be l...

Court Smacks Down Anti-Gay Marriage Law

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK — Saying the gay population has "suffered a history of discrimination," a divided federal appeals court in Manhattan ruled Thursday tha...

DOMA Ruled Unconstitutional In Connecticut Case Pedersen v. OPM

Jacob Combs | Posted 10.01.2012 | Gay Voices
Jacob Combs

Judge Bryant's opinion is yet another body blow to DOMA, making the case that gays and lesbians should be subject to heightened scrutiny while simultaneously arguing that DOMA is so repugnant to the Constitution that it fails the most deferential standard of review. Incredibly, though, she goes one step further.

Bush Appointee Smacks Down Federal Definition Of Marriage

AP | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. -- A federal judge in Connecticut has ruled that part of a federal law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman and denies f...

Chipping Away at DOMA: Small Yet Significant Steps Ahead

Richard C. Milstein | Posted 09.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Richard C. Milstein

It is likely that the Supreme Court will address the constitutionality of DOMA in the next year, albeit in just certain respects. Nonetheless, an ultimate ruling on Section 3 of DOMA could have substantial practical effect in extending a panoply of federal benefits to same-sex married couples.

DOMA Ruled Unconstitutional Again

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

The Defense of Marriage Act suffered another defeat in federal court Wednesday when a New York district judge ruled the statute unconstitutional. T...

Constitution Check: If DOMA Falls, Must States Opposing Gay Marriages Accept Them?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

For as long as the issue of same-sex marriage has been debated, a seldom-interpreted provision of the Constitution has been a part of the debate. That presumably is what some have in mind in voicing concern about the potential spread of gay marriage -- and plural marriage.

DOMA Ruling Energizes Culture Warriors

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 06.01.2012 | Religion

(RNS) Social conservatives on Thursday (May 31) reacted sharply to a federal appeals court ruling that declared the law barring federal recognition of...

Why the Supreme Court Should Hear the DOMA Lawsuit

Carlos A. Ball | Posted 07.31.2012 | Gay Voices
Carlos A. Ball

Although defenders and supporters of DOMA agree on little, both sides should agree that we need to clear up the confusion regarding how courts should assess constitutional challenges to laws that treat individuals differently because of their sexual orientation.

Barney Frank: Conservatives 'Retarded' Economy

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

In a Thursday appearance on CNN, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) said conservative opposition "retarded" the economy. "The American economy today, of a...

Big DOMA Decision Handed Down

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

BOSTON — A battle over a federal law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman appears headed for the Supreme Court after an ap...

House Appealing Ruling On Gay Spousal Benefits

Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO--The U.S. House of Representatives will appeal a judge's ruling that struck down a key provision of the federal Def...

Calling Obama's Bluff on Marriage

Joe Mirabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Mirabella

Obama is acting a part for the American public -- a man with a Harvard education in constitutional law doesn't "struggle" with same sex couples marrying.