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Defense of Marriage Act

Ensign Scandal Reminds Us of the Double Standard Placed on Gays and Lesbians

Rupert Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rupert Russell

My issue here is not that we do not prosecute our politicians adequately but the double standard that is placed on heterosexual and homosexual relationships.

Obama's DOMA Turnaround Prompts New Strategy in Immigration Battle

Jeffrey Campagna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Campagna

Immigration advocates are seizing upon Obama's decision not the defend the Defense of Marriage Act, which previously was the only thing standing between a same-sex couple and a green card.

John Boehner: House Likely To Defend DOMA

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives will likely issue its own defense of a federal law abandoned by the White House that defines mar...

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...

Not Defending DOMA: A Conscientious and Responsible Decision

Peter M. Shane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter M. Shane

A distinguished fellow law professor, Adam Winkler, has recently argued that the Obama Administration's decision not to defend the constitutionality o...

Wisconsin, DOMA and Presidential Politics

Rakim Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rakim Brooks

Will labor and the LGBT community forgive the president's slights in light of his recent returns on their investment or will they spurn him? Or, better yet, should they reward the president for being like any other politician?

Conservative Christian Lawyers Willing To Take Up Fight For DOMA

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON -- If President Obama and the U.S. Department of Justice no longer want to defend the Defense of ...

Eric Cantor 'Taken Aback' By Obama Not Defending DOMA

AP | STEVE LeBLANC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says he was "taken aback" by President Barack Obama ordering his administration to stop def...

Why Obama Is Wrong on DOMA

Adam Winkler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Winkler

Obama has declared that if the president doesn't agree with a law -- even if the courts say it's constitutional -- he can choose not to defend it. This sets a terrible precedent.

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

Jeffrey Campagna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeffrey Campagna

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Obama and DOMA -- Time to Move Beyond Nuance?

Sandip Roy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandip Roy

Does a law wait for society to change or should it be the other way around? President Obama needs to mull that question with regards to same-sex marriage -- and to his position on it.

Gay Marriage Win Upsets Promiscuous Gays

Pablo Andreu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Pablo Andreu

"Now I actually need to have the uncomfortable conversation about why I don't want to get married and settle down," said Noah Kalinikos, a 32-year-old in a long-term, same-sex relationship.

Dan Froomkin

Gay Rights Advocates Applaud Obama's DOMA Turnaround

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Elise Foley

Fighting Prop 8: Lawyers Ask Courts To Lift Order Stopping Gay Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of the Obama administration's decision Wednesday to cease its legal defense of a federal ban on gay marriage, gay-rights adv...

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.

Top 7 Reasons to Celebrate Today

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

President Obama's admission that the Defense of Marriage Act is no longer constitutionally defensible -- an admission he did not have to make -- lends huge weight to arguments in court that DOMA should be struck down.

White House: Obama Still 'Grappling' With Gay Marriage

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House says President Barack Obama is "grappling" with his personal views on gay marriage even as he's ordered the Justice...

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...

The Bible Supports Same-Gender Marriage

Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards | Posted 07.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards

Progressives of faith need not flee from the Bible in order to stand up for the beauty, truth and goodness of love. God is giving us this job to do. We sin when we shirk it.

Have You Said "Homogamy" Today?

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

Have you said "homogamy" today? The latest issue of the Journal of Family Theory and Review is out. A young journal, in only its third volume, it's w...

DOMA Is Unconstitutional

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

Is the government's interest in treating gays differently from others sufficiently weighty to justify discrimination? When tested by that standard, the Defense of Marriage Act does not pass the test.

Time for Government to Show All Families Deserve Protection

Evan Wolfson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Evan Wolfson

As the first gay-friendly African-American church in a city where 32 percent of all gay couples are raising children, the Maffetts call St. Luke's a second home.

President Obama, Don't Let DOMA Weaken Our National Security

Ian Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Moss

Denying benefits to the families of service members in same-sex marriages and civil unions could negatively impact military readiness and, consequently, weaken our nation's security.

Gay Civil Rights Groups Challenging Ban On Federal Benefits For Married Same-Sex Couples

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER and PAT EATON-ROBB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Gay civil rights groups trying to build momentum for a possible Supreme Court showdown filed two lawsuits Tuesday that seek to strike...

Say What? Lesbian Priests Marrying Each Other!

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Irene Monroe

All couples like to bring the New Year in on a loving note. And what better way for two lesbian priests of the Episcopal Church to demonstrate thei...