Defense of Marriage Act

Law Professor: 'Judges Can Read The Tea Leaves' On Gay MarriageOne after another and in sometimes evocative language, judges appointed by Republican and Democratic presidents are declaring it's too late to turn back on the topic of same-sex marriage.
Obama Writes Post Urging Equal Treatment Of Gays, Congressional ActionObama also said that Congress needs to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. During his presidency, Obama, among other moves, rescinded the "don't ask, don't tell" rule prohibiting gay military people from revealing their sexual orientation.
IRS: Legally Married Gay Couples Can File Joint Tax ReturnsMarried same-sex couples will be treated the same as opposite -sex couples for tax purposes, the Obama administration announced Thursday -- whether they come out ahead or not.
Law Professor: 'The Supreme Court Will Grant Same-Sex Marriage In All 50 States'Thousands of people saw a glimmer hope when the Supreme Court ruled that exclusionary language in the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional. The ruling did not eradicate many of the issues facing same-sex couples seeking equal rights and treatment, however.
Private Employers Scrambling To Make Sure Employee Benefit Plans Comply With Supreme Court DOMA RulingThe Supreme Court's landmark ruling on same-sex marriage has private employers around the country scrambling to make sure their employee benefit plans comply with the law.
Supreme Court Rules Defense of Marriage Act UnconstitutionalThe Supreme Court has ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.
Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decisions Due WednesdayThe Supreme Court is meeting to deliver opinions in two cases that could dramatically alter the rights of gay people across the United States.
Roberts: 'Political Leaders Falling All Over Themselves To Endorse' Gay MarriageIn a landmark debate over gay marriage, Justice Anthony Kennedy, a conservative but often a decisive vote, is expressing concern that a federal law that prevents married gay couples from receiving benefits afforded straight married Americans might conflict with state laws.
Supreme Court Indicates It May Rule in Favor of Federal Benefits For Gay CouplesThe Supreme Court is indicating it could strike down the law that prevents legally married gay couples from receiving a range of federal benefits that go to married people.
O'Reilly Accuses Clinton, Obama Of 'Sleazy' Political Pandering: 'They Don't Care About Gays'Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly said he doesn’t “feel that strongly” about gay marriage either way, and said that politicians are using the issue to pander to popular politics.
Military's Same-Sex Couples Seek Overturn Of DOMAAs the Supreme Court prepares to review the Defense of Marriage Act, gay marriage advocates are focusing attention on the way they say the law dishonors gay members of the military and their spouses.
Influential Pediatricians Group Backs Gay Marriage The nation's most influential pediatrician's group has endorsed gay marriage, saying a stable relationship between parents regardless of sexual orientation contributes to a child's health and well-being.
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