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Obama Defense of Marriage Act

How Prop 8, DOMA Arguments Could Impact This Same-Sex Binational Couple

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

As the Supreme Court gears up to hear arguments involving both California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage and the Defense of Marriage Act (D...

What About DOMA's Effect On Children Of Gay Parents?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

As the Supreme Court gears up to hear oral arguments challenging the Defense of Marriage Act (or DOMA) this month, the national battle for same-sex ma...

WATCH: How DOMA Still Hurts One Gay Military Couple After DADT Repeal

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

On the heels of the one-year anniversary of the end of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," U.S Marine Corps Captain Matthew Phelps made history when he became th...

Amanda Terkel

Former Republican Congressman Calls House GOP's Defense Of DOMA 'Ridiculous' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans continue to spend millions of taxpayer dollars defending the federal ban on same-sex marriage in court, most recently ...

The High Court Poised to Take On the Defense of Marriage Act

John M. Burns | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John M. Burns

If the DOMA is struck down, the High Court's decision will certainly provide precedential effect in resolving future disputes involving equal rights for same sex couples.

What The Defense Of Marriage Act Has Wrought In One Family: An Open Letter To President Obama

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dr. Susan Corso

Mr. President, no taxpayer should have to go through this sort of harassment ever again. Distress understates the case. I'm sad beyond sad that I have to defend my marriage, my choice of profession, and my integrity to my own government.

DOMA Repeal Gains Significant New Ally

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

In February, President Barack Obama declared that the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional and ordered the Department of Justice to stop defen...

San Francisco Married Couple Wins Deportation Reprieve

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A California gay couple embroiled in a complex immigration battle won a two-year reprieve against the threat of deportation Wednesday -- with a little...

DOMA Repeal Push Heats Up In California, Washington

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

One week after the Senate Judiciary Committee's landmark vote in favor of repealing the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the push from several state la...

Amanda Terkel

Obama Blasts GOP Candidates' Silence When Gay Soldier Was Booed | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama forcefully called for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act on Saturday night at the annual Human Rights Campaign fu...

Elise Foley

Obama: Defense of Marriage Issue Will Be Settled Soon | Elise Foley | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said he thinks the courts will decide "fairly soon" whether to end the Defense of Marriage Act, hinting that he b...

Robin Wilkey

'I Have No Power': AIDS-Inflicted Gay Couple Loses Immigration Battle | Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.09.2011 | San Francisco

The Obama administration publicly announced Monday that it has denied immigration rights to Bradford Wells and Anthony John Makk -- a gay couple in Sa...

Obama Throws Weight Behind Repeal Of Federal Gay Marriage Ban

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama is throwing his support behind a bill that would repeal the federal government's ban on same-sex marriage. The president has...

Tyler Kingkade

DOMA Defense: Boehner Complaint Dropped By Watchdog Group CREW | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced he would spend $500,000 to hire an outside law firm to defend the Defense of Marriage...

It's Obama's DOMA Now

James Peron | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics
James Peron

Shortly after Barack Obama took office and ratcheted up the war machine, it was noted by some that it's Obama's war now. I would argue it's Obama's Defense of Marriage Act now as well.

Amanda Terkel

White House Backs Paul Clement's DOMA Defense | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House is rejecting criticisms of a prominent conservative attorney's decision to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on ...

Newt Gingrich Discusses Potential Obama Impeachment

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said Friday that President Obama had overstepped his constitutional authority with his recent decision to or...

Fox News Pundit Reaction to DOJ DOMA Stance: "This Is Mubarak Obama"

Jeffrey Campagna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeffrey Campagna


Dan Froomkin

Gay Rights Advocates Applaud Obama's DOMA Turnaround | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gay rights groups celebrated President Obama's decision on Wednesday to no longer defend the constitutionality of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, wh...

Obama: Down With DOMA

Chris Cassidy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Cassidy

Scores of media-hungry, homophobic attorneys are presently salivating over the opportunity to defend the Defense of Marriage Act's constitutionality before the Supreme Court.

Obama: DOMA Is Unconstitutional, DOJ Should Stop Defending It

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a major policy reversal, the Obama administration said Wednesday it will no longer defend the constitutionality of a federal law bann...

Obama Administration: DOMA, Anti-Gay Marriage Law, Unfair

Associated Press | DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

AP -- The Obama administration filed court papers Monday claiming a federal marriage law discriminates against gays, even as government lawyers contin...

Obama Offers Gays a Consolation Prize of Extended Benefits

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

I hate to be the one to explain this struggle to the first black president, but the equality movement is not a grab bag of rights. You don't get to reach in and see which prize you've won.

NYT: Obama Made "Bad Call On Gay Rights ... Disturbing"

NY Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration, which came to office promising to protect gay rights but so far has not done much, actually struck a blow for the other side...

Gavin Newsom: Obama' DOJ's DOMA Defense "A Big Mistake"

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the Obama administration facing growing discontent among gay supporters, the mayors of Los Angeles and San Francisco joined in voicing concern to...