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Marriage

Virginia AG Says Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional, Joins Federal Lawsuit To Overturn

by David Badash ● 9:26 AM January 23, 2014
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The newly-elected Democratic Attorney General of Virginia has declared he believe the state ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

Bigotry Watch

Maggie, Unapologetic: Race-Baiting Memo Made NOM “Sound Too Big For Our Britches”

by David Badash ● 1:46 PM March 30, 2012
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Maggie Gallagher appeared on MSNBC today and refused to defend the language in NOM’s race-baiting memos — but refused to apologize for any of NOM’s actions.

Civil Rights

Obama Refuses To Defend Law Banning Gay Couples From Military Benefits

by David Badash ● 3:59 PM February 17, 2012
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The Obama administration has now decided it will no longer defend in court a law that bans same-sex couples from receiving military and veterans benefits.

Bigotry Watch

Watch: Maggie Gallagher Tries To Defend Her Bigotry In Interview With Thom Hartmann

by David Badash ● 12:42 PM February 11, 2012
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“Don’t you think you represent a fringe rather than a mainstream?” Thom Hartmann asks Maggie Gallagher who says SCOTUS found marriage is a right — for procreation.

Marriage

DOMA: NOM On Law Firm That Refused To Defend DOMA, And Dumped The House

by David Badash ● 4:49 PM April 25, 2011
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NOM says “the thousands-year old understanding of marriage” is “entitled to a vigorous defense” despite the fact that a majority support marriage equality.

Marriage

Breaking: Boehner’s Hand-Picked Law Firm To Defend DOMA Quits

by David Badash ● 10:48 AM April 25, 2011

John Boehner’s hand-picked law firm has just announced they are resigning from representing the U.S. House of Representatives in its DOMA defense.

DOMA

Breaking: DOMA Will “Not Be Inexpensive” To Defend In Court

by David Badash ● 7:04 PM March 9, 2011

House Counsel Kerry Kirchner today said DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act already found to be unconstitutional, would “not be inexpensive” to defend.

Civil Rights

DOMA: House Republicans Win BLAG Vote, Will Defend Law In Court

by David Badash ● 6:41 PM March 9, 2011
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House Republican leaders won a Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group committee vote today that will authorize the House of Representatives to defend DOMA.

Civil Rights

Senior Obama Advisor: D.O.J. REQUIRED To Defend “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

by David Badash ● 11:40 AM October 21, 2010
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Valerie Jarrett, whom some now might say in the White House’s multi-faceted “good cop, bad cop” relationship with the gay and lesbian community is definitely the “bad cop,” this morning told CNN that, “Until Congress repeals ["Don't Ask, Don't Tell,"] the Justice Department is doing what it is required to do and that is, to [...]

Civil Rights

We were sent worlds away to defend your freedoms. Mr. President, won’t you fight for mine?

by David Badash ● 12:07 PM May 14, 2010
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Dear Mr. President,

I am writing to you from a kitchen in the state of Washington. The love of my life is in the other room. It has been eight months since I saw him last and I cherish every moment we spend together. Next week, my mid-tour leave will be over and I will return to Iraq and finish my second deployment. I don’t know when I’ll see my partner again [...]