Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

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Analysis of Poll Data Shows Support for Marriage Equality Expanding, Diversifying

A new report has been released by Freedom to Marry based on an analysis of national polling data that suggests a majority of voters across a wide range of demographics support marriage equality.

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Polls Show Majority Against DOMA, Support Marriage Equality

As the Supreme Court prepares to weigh in on the so-called "Defense of Marriage" Act (DOMA) and the anti-gay Proposition 8, polls continue to show the widespread support for marriage equality in the United States.

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February 14, 2013

The Effect of DOMA on Bi-National Couples

The Advocate published a Valentine's Day op-ed that featured a bi-national same-sex couple, one of 35,000 in the US, who constantly fear being ripped apart by DOMA.
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Supreme Court Will Review DOMA And Proposition 8

The U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will review Edith Windsor's case challenging the so-called federal "Defense of Marriage" Act (DOMA), and an appeal to a lower court ruling on Proposition 8.

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November 6, 2012

Barack Obama, First American President to support Marriage Equality, Re-Elected

A continued Obama presidency presumably means the administration will continue not to defend the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act" in courts of law. Presumably it will mean continued progress towards granting binational same-sex couples more protections against deportations.And President Obama's victory tonight signals to a nation of public figures that it's now truly politically "safe" to support LGBT Americans.

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September 26, 2011

Roman Catholic Church Out of Touch on LGBT Equality

The Roman Catholic hierarchy is showing how it doesn’t quite have its finger on the pulse of much of the Roman Catholic world population when it comes to the issue of marriage equality.

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