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Bills To Repeal State’s ‘DOMA’ Amendment Introduced In Virginia House And Senate

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:49 AM November 20, 2013
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Nearly identical bills aimed at repealing the state’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage have been introduced into the Virginia House and Senate.

Marriage

Breaking: Boehner Backs Down On DOMA — House GOP Agree To No Longer Defend Unconstitutional Law

by David Badash ● 4:59 PM July 18, 2013
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Today, just hours before deadline, Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner broke and the BLAG announced they would no longer pursue legal action related to defending DOMA.

Marriage

Megachurch Pastor Says DOMA Ruling Is Evidence The ‘Rapture Is About To Occur’

by David Badash ● 11:37 AM July 11, 2013
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Matthew Hagee, the Pastor of a Texas Megachurch is claiming the Rapture is about to occur, and points to the Supreme Court’s DOMA ruling as proof.

Analysis

Post DOMA: Now That Gays Can Marry, What About D-I-V-O-R-C-E?

by Guest Author ● 1:11 PM July 8, 2013
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Professor Katherine Franke takes on the thorny issues of how divorce between gay and lesbian couples will confront stereotypical notions of gender and what that could mean for gay and lesbian families

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Federal Judge Slaps Down Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder – Cites The DOMA Decision

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 7:21 PM July 2, 2013
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Citing the Supreme Court’s DOMA decision, a federal judge has enjoined Michigan from enacting its “Public Employee Domestic Partner Benefit Restriction Act”, which would take away medical insurance benefits from same-sex spouses of state employees.

DOMA

Judge Rules Lesbian Couple Can Challenge Michigan’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban – Cites Supreme Court’s DOMA Decision

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:07 AM July 2, 2013
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Citing the Supreme Court’s historic DOMA decision last week, a federal judge has ruled Michigan lesbian couple, Jayne and April DeBoer-Rowse, are “entitled to their day in court and they shall have it.”

Civil Rights

Red State Legislator Announces Public Hearings To Begin Repeal Of The State’s ‘DOMA’ Amendment

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 12:43 PM July 1, 2013
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“We need to forge ahead in my view and join the rest of the country in recognizing marriage equality. How we get there will be very difficult.” – State Senator Brad Ashcroft (NE-I)

Marriage

Watch: Rachel Maddow Battles Top Right Wing Conservatives On DOMA Ruling — And Wins.

by David Badash ● 10:12 AM July 1, 2013
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On “Meet The Press,” in a debate over the Supreme Court’s historic rulings on marriage equality, Rachel Maddow battled two top Republican religious conservatives — and won.

Arts

The Supremes Have Killed DOMA. Now Comes The ‘Govertainment’

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:59 AM June 28, 2013
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Watch the best of the post-DOMA comments by your favorite comedians, Stephen Colbert, Pat Robertson, Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann, and (standing in for Jon Stewart) John Oliver.

DOMA

President Barack Obama’s Statement on Supreme Court’s DOMA Decision

by Tanya Domi ● 12:16 PM June 27, 2013
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President Barack Obama’s Statement on the Supreme Court’s decision on the Defense of Marriage Act

DOMA

‘Respect For Marriage Act’ To Repeal DOMA Filed in Both The House And Senate

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:28 AM June 27, 2013
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Just hours after yesterday’s historic Supreme Court rulings, the Respect For Marriage Act, which would repeal DOMA and guarantee all married couples equal rights, was introduced in both houses of congress.

News

Two Moms Remind Us, Though DOMA Is Dead, We Have Not Yet Finished Our Fight For Equality

by Guest Author ● 7:46 PM June 26, 2013
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Jayne and April DeBoer-Rowse, who are suing the State of Michigan to both adopt their three children, send congratulations to everyone whose marriage is now recognized by the federal government, but want to remind everyone we still have a ways to go until all families have equal rights.

DOMA

Nan Hunter: DOMA Bites The Dust

by Guest Author ● 5:35 PM June 26, 2013
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In a decision by Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Supreme Court ruled this morning 5 to 4 that the federal government must honor the validity of same-sex marriages recognized under state law. Guest author and Georgetown University law professor Nan Hunter explains.

Marriage

Bill And Hillary Clinton Applaud Supreme Court Overturning DOMA

by David Badash ● 1:16 PM June 26, 2013
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Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today responded to the Supreme Court’s decisions on marriage today. The Court essentially killed both DOMA and Prop 8.