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Defense of Marriage Act Repeal

What DOMA's Repeal Means for My Marriage

Marissa Higgins | Posted 08.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Marissa Higgins

DOMA's repeal won't change everyone's minds. But my wife and I don't need everyone to agree with our marriage. In fact we don't need everyone to view us as equal people (though it would be nice). What we do need -- and deserve -- is equality and protection from our federal government.

Amanda Terkel

Young Conservatives Push For DOMA Repeal At Supreme Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Casey Syron, 19, was probably the only person at the Supreme Court on Wednesday wearing a National Rifle Association hat. He was also ho...

Jennifer Bendery

Republican Lesbian Who Helped Write DOMA Now Lobbying To Repeal It

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It has been 16 years since Kathryn Lehman was a Republican Hill staffer working on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the federal law t...

Gay Army Veteran Sues Over Denial Of Military Benefits

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A gay Army veteran and her wife sued the federal government on Wednesday after they were denied military benefits granted to straig...

DOMA Repeal Ratchets Up the Pressure

James C. Hormel | Posted 01.16.2012 | Gay Voices
James C. Hormel

What today's senators need to know is that voting to ensure that all Americans enjoy the same rights does not require so much courage -- the American people are already ahead of them on these issues. Recent elections made that clear.

Breaking Down the DOMA Repeal Vote: What It Means and Where We Go

Waymon Hudson | Posted 01.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Waymon Hudson

The actual legislative road forward may be difficult in the immediate future, but there is reason to celebrate the vote and what it means for the shifting political landscape of full marriage equality.

President Obama, Evolve Already

Fred Karger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Karger

WASHINGTON, DC - Like millions of Americans, I was so happy to see the president's bill signing ceremony. Don't Ask, Don' Tell created nearly 18 year...