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Full Faith and Credit Clause

Gay Marriage Is Coming to a State Near You

Joseph B. Kadane | Posted 09.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Joseph B. Kadane

The practical consequences of allowing states to refuse to honor marriages performed according to the laws of other states would be severe.

The Double Jeopardy of Being an LGBT Immigrant

Elena Quintana | Posted 11.26.2011 | Chicago
Elena Quintana

Now that same-sex civil unions are legal (and in some states, same-sex marriage), the legal protections for undocumented spouses or civil union partners are called into question.

Our Other Credit Problem: States, Equality, and the Full Faith and Credit Clause

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth B. Wydra

The U.S. has had a lot of credit issues lately. But there's another "credit" debacle, one that is currently sitting on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court: a state's refusal to give constitutionally-required "full faith and credit" to valid adoptions by gay parents.

DOMA Repeal and the Truth About Full Faith & Credit

Tobias Barrington Wolff | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics
Tobias Barrington Wolff

We are closer than ever to achieving repeal of the so-called "Defense of Marriage" Act. Predictably, opponents of equal treatment are making the same alarmist claims that succeeded for them when they got DOMA enacted fifteen years ago.

Life, Liberty, and Ending Inequality

Hans Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Four years ago, Seattle designer Charlene Strong lost her wife of 10 years, Kate Fleming. A world-renowned narrator of audio books, Kate drowned in he...

Marriage Rights Should Not Be Determined By Popular Opinion

Fred Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Silberberg

Allowing marriage to become the subject of a popular opinion poll, as has taken place in this country, disturbs the very principles upon which this nation was founded.

The Unnoticed Effects of DOMA

Fred Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Silberberg

Until DOMA is repealed, "Equal Justice Under Law," the inscription on the building which houses the United States Supreme Court, will have no meaning.

Gay, Gay, More Gay: Can't We All Just Get It Straight?

Richard Laermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Laermer

A state that recognizes same-sex marriage is entitled to have its "public act, record, and judicial proceeding" (and marriage is arguably all three) respected by all the other states.

New DOMA Lawsuit is the Most Exciting Yet

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

A suit filed yesterday in Massachusetts is a smart, novel attack on a law that is clearly unconstitutional, but also has the support of a waning, yet significant portion of the U.S. population.

DC, Congress, and the 'M' Word; Part Deux

Lane Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lane Hudson

Today, DC Council is expected to give final reading and pass legislation containing a provision that will allow the District to recognize valid marriages from other jurisdictions between couples of the same gender.