Articles Tagged 'DOMA'

Despite rapid march of same-sex marriage in only a year, opponents vow not to give up

With stunning swiftness, the legal landscape for same-sex marriage has been reshaped less than a year after the Supreme Court struck down part of the… READ MORE

Supreme Court decision triggers massive overhaul of regulations

The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the ban on federal benefits for gay couples is sure to trigger a mammoth effort to change hundreds of regulations and laws across the breadth of government. The scope of the high court’s ruling goes far beyond Social Security checks and joint tax returns. Its implications extend to everything from policies at the Pentagon… READ MORE

DNC fundraises off Supreme Court ruling, again

The Democratic National Committee has turned the most recent Supreme Court rulings into money-making opportunities. Within an hour of the Supreme Court’s ruling Wednesday to strike down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the DNC sent out a petition and fundraising email signed by DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. “It’s just the latest step we’ve… READ MORE

Rush Limbaugh: Gay marriage now ‘inevitable’

Conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh has some words of defeat for traditionalists who are holding out hope in the Supreme Court to issue a clear-cut… READ MORE

Supreme Court justices question DOMA’s range, consider effect act has in states

The federal government has a “powerful interest” in a single, uniform definition of marriage, even if it excludes gay unions that are legal in individual states, the lawyer defending the federal Defense of Marriage Act said Wednesday as the Supreme Court concluded two days of landmark arguments on gay marriage. But Paul D. Clement, hired by the House of Representatives… READ MORE

Not all arguments will be inside as Supreme Court weighs gay marriage

The battle for public opinion on gay marriage will be in full swing Tuesday, with supporters and opponents rallying on the streets as the U.S.… READ MORE

More Than 200 Democratic Members File Amicus Brief Opposing DOMA

by Roll Call
March 2, 2013
A group of 212 mostly Democratic members of Congress filed a brief Friday urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the 1996 federal law recognizing marriage as a union between members of the opposite sex. Justices will take up the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act in late March and also review California’s Proposition 8, a 2008 measure that… READ MORE

Obama urges Supreme Court to strike down federal Defense of Marriage Act

February 24, 2013

The Obama administration is asking the Supreme Court to strike down the federal law defining marriage as a union between only a man and a… READ MORE

Obama’s policy strategy: Ignore laws

June 17, 2012
By STEVE FRIESS | Politico President Barack Obama returned Friday to a trusted tactic — satisfying his political allies by not doing something. Conservatives were angry when Janet Napolitano announced the administration would stop deporting certain undocumented immigrants, but they should have seen it coming. On issue after issue — gay rights, drug enforcement, Internet gambling, school achievement standards —… READ MORE

Federal court rules centerpiece of gay marriage law unconstitutional

June 1, 2012

From A federal appeals court ruled Thursday against a central provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, a groundbreaking decision that tees up a… READ MORE

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