Defense of Marriage Act

File photo of a Naval officer and his partner exchanging marriage vows. Same-sex military couples are joining with those calling for an end to the Defense of Marriage Act. (Photo by Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)

Military’s Same-Sex Couples Seek Overturn Of DOMA

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.


File photo of a gay couple holding hands. (credit: Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)

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.


File photo of US Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki. (credit: Getty Images)

Democratic Lawmakers Applaud VA On Same-Sex Burial Request

Sixteen Democratic senators are calling on the Veterans Affairs Department to keep granting waivers so that same-sex spouses can be buried in national cemeteries.


Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Scalia: The Constitution Is ‘Dead, Dead, Dead, Dead’

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Monday found himself defending his legal writings that some find offensive and anti-gay.


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Benefits Fight Brings Lesbian Couple To Supreme Court

A San Francisco couple is waiting to find out if the U.S. Supreme Court will take their case challenging the 1996 law that prohibits the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages.


Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg attends California first lady Maria Shriver's annual Women's Conference 2010 on Oct. 26, 2010 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Ginsburg Predicts Supreme Court Will Rule On Gay Marriage Within Year

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Wednesday that she believes the Defense of Marriage Act will likely go to the U.S. Supreme Court within the next year.


President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign fundraiser on May 14, 2012 at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)

Obama: Repeal The Defense Of Marriage Act

President Barack Obama on Monday defended his view that gay couples should have the right to marry, saying that the country has never gone wrong when it “expanded rights and responsibilities to everybody.”