Defense of Marriage Act

July 10, 2013

ACLU files marriage lawsuit in Pennsylvania

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced a federal lawsuit against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on behalf of 21 residents who either wish to marry or receive benefits for marriages performed in other states.

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July 8, 2013

Snapshots of our work: Disney, gender roles, Showtime, and more!

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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Anatomy of a truth-stretch: Far-right pundits do Cornel West a nasty disservice

Rush Limbaugh and anti-gay bloggers pull quotes out of context to try to pit African-American commentator and academic Cornel West against the LGBT community. They should have listened to his whole speech.

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June 26, 2013

"Respect for Marriage Act" re-introduced to ensure full DOMA repeal

Following the Supreme Court ruling on United States v. Windsor that found Section 3 of the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act" or DOMA to be unconstitutional, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, reintroduced the "Respect for Marriage Act."

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BREAKING: Supreme Court strikes down DOMA and returns marriage to California

In a landmark victory for equality, the United States Supreme Court today struck down the so-called 'Defense of Marriage Act' or DOMA, a law that prohibited the federal government from recognizing legally married same-sex couples, and rejected an appeal that would have protected California's anti-gay Proposition 8 or Prop. 8, a statewide ban on marriage equality.

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Hillary Clinton Joins Americans for Marriage Equality

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton today joined the chorus of Americans calling for marriage equality for all as a part of the Americans for Marriage Equality series, a public engagement campaign featuring prominent Americans who support committed gay and lesbian couples getting married.
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February 23, 2012

DOMA Decision About More Than Just Law

While reading through the decision, I realized that this was more than just another court finding in support of same-sex couples having access to the equal protections guaranteed by the constitution. It was also a commentary on how that support comes about.

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