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Obama Doma Unconstitutional

Constitution Check: If DOMA Falls, Must States Opposing Gay Marriages Accept Them?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

For as long as the issue of same-sex marriage has been debated, a seldom-interpreted provision of the Constitution has been a part of the debate. That presumably is what some have in mind in voicing concern about the potential spread of gay marriage -- and plural marriage.

House Appealing Ruling On Gay Spousal Benefits

Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO--The U.S. House of Representatives will appeal a judge's ruling that struck down a key provision of the federal Def...

Gay Marriage Supporters Lobby For DOMA Repeal, Compare Struggle To Civil Rights Movement

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Proponents of same-sex marriage are likening their cause to the civil rights battles, calling once more for repeal of a 1996 law th...

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...