Defense of Marriage Act
Obama 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 During his presidency, Obama, among other moves, rescinded the “don’t ask, don’t tell” rule prohibiting gay military people from revealing their sexual orientation.
Married 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.
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 Ruling
The 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.
The Supreme Court has ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.
The Supreme Court is meeting to deliver opinions in two cases that could dramatically alter the rights of gay people across the United States.
In 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.
The 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.
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.
As 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.