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One Year Later: Where Were You When DOMA Fell?

John Becker | Posted 06.26.2014 | Gay Voices
John Becker

One year ago today, in two historic decisions, the Supreme Court struck down the heart of the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act" in Windsor v. United States. In an instant, the world changed forever.

After the DOMA Decision, We Face an Impossible Choice

Aly Windsor | Posted 09.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Aly Windsor

Do we stay in North Carolina and raise our children around extended family in a state that denies our family the rights and protections of marriage, or do we leave extended family, friends, jobs, and neighbors behind to raise them in a state that values and protects us just like any other family?

It Works! DOMA Decision Stops Deportation Of Gay Immigrant

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 06.26.2013 | Gay Voices

The Supreme Court's landmark decision to strike down parts of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and essentially nullify California's gay marriage ban...

Ryan Rainey

What It Was Like Outside The Supreme Court, Waiting For LGBT Decisions

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Rainey | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vin Testa has a new nickname: "Flag Guy." The 25-year-old Washington resident -- a self-described "proud, out, gay man" -- became a f...

John Celock

What DOMA Decision Means For State Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

State lawmakers around the country who have been involved in the marriage-equality debate see Wednesday's Supreme Court rulings on the Defense of Marr...

Elise Foley

Binational LGBT Couple On DOMA: 'We Have Our Lives Back'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Judy Rickard rose early in California on Wednesday, opened SCOTUSblog and waited, with her wife, Karin Bogliolo, at her side. Rickard ha...

Amanda Terkel

DOMA Decision Means Same-Sex Military Spouses Will Get Equal Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just hours after the Supreme Court declared the federal ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announc...

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...

Howard Fineman

John Roberts Is Washington's Most Cold-Blooded Pol

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The shrewdest, most manipulative and radical politician in this city isn't the president or a member of Congress. He's the chief justice...

Clintons React To Supreme Court Ruling

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former President Bill Clinton is welcoming the Supreme Court decision striking down a provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, which h...

Jan Diehm

DOMA Decision Made By Supreme Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Jan Diehm | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court killed the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday, and here's how the vote broke down. For information on the Court's less sweepi...

Crowd Erupts In Cheers Over Gay Marriage Ruling

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

By JESSICA GRESKO, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Chanting "DOMA is Dead," supporters of same-sex marriage burst into cheers and some wept ope...

Activists, Nonprofits Praise DOMA Ruling

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.26.2013 | Impact

Activists and nonprofits rejoiced on Twitter Wednesday after the Supreme Court declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. In a 5-4 vote...

After Historic Gay Marriage Ruling, Haters Hate

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.26.2013 | Gay Voices

Anti-gay groups were immediately up in arms after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional. They argued th...

Supreme Court Rules On Gay Marriage Cases

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

By MARK SHERMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — In a major victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a...

Amanda Terkel

The Best Justice Kennedy Quotes In The DOMA Decision

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal government's refusal to recognize legal same-sex marriages has imposed a "stigma," enshrined a "separate status" into law an...

LOOK: Women Celebrate SCOTUS Decisions On Twitter

Posted 06.26.2013 | Women

The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Proposition 8 are officially dead. Love is love, everyone. After months of speculation over how these two l...

Supreme Court Rules On Edie Windsor Case

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

Upon finding out the Supreme Court's ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act, plaintiff Edie Windsor couldn't contain her excitement. “I wanna go t...

How News Sites Covered DOMA and Prop 8 News Pages

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 06.26.2013 | Media

The Supreme Court struck down on Wednesday the Defense of Marriage Act and a ban on same-sex marriage in California. News of the landmark decisions wa...

LIVE UPDATES: Supreme Court Rules On DOMA

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court weighed in on two major gay marriage cases Wednesday -- Windsor v. U.S., challenging the Defense of Marriage Act, and Hollingsworth ...

Defense Of Marriage Act Ruling Made By Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday, with its ruling in United States v. Windsor. In a 5-4 de...

Court's Defense Of Marriage Act Decision Comes Out

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court has struck down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act forbidding federal recognition of gay marriages for couples residing ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Supreme Court Rules DOMA Unconstitutional

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Defense of Marriage Act, the law barring the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages legalized by the states, is unco...

WATCH LIVE: Supreme Court Weighs In On Gay Marriage Cases

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court is weighing in on two major gay marriage cases Wednesday. The high court will release decisions on California's Proposition 8 and...

DOMA Decision: A Win for the Status Quo

Jason L. Gordon | Posted 06.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Jason L. Gordon

Marriage is a means for rich people to consolidate and concentrate their wealth, one of many ways to enforce the status quo. That the Supreme Court justices' decision comes at a time when families are being eviscerated by the wealthy should give progressives some pause.