Tag Archives: DOMA

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand pushes for DOMA repeal

TweetIt’s been a hell of a couple of days for advocates of LGBT rights around here. On Friday night, the New York State senate sent a passed marriage equality bill to the desk of Governor Andrew Cuomo, who signed it into law right away. And on Sunday, the streets of New York were filled with [...]
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House GOP spending $500,000 in taxpayer money to defend DOMA

TweetRemember how the GOP’s top priority right now is creating jobs? Oh wait, nevermind. Remember how the GOP’s top priority right now is reducing the deficit? I mean, as long as it’s done mainly solely by cutting spending, instead of raising taxes on the wealthy? Ya know, “make the tough choices,” “tighten our belts” and [...]
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Breaking: Obama pronounces DOMA unconstitutional, asks DOJ to cease defending the law

TweetSome great news, for a change: Moments ago, in a sharp reversal of policy, the Obama administration announced that it believes that Section 3 of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) — which prohibits the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages — is unconstitutional and will ask the Justice Department to stop defending the [...]
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What constitutes a “suspect class?”

TweetA piece that ran this weekend at the New York Times did a great job of analyzing the Defense Of Marriage Act and the issues at play when considering legal discrimination against gay people and how the Obama administration may be forced to take a more visible stance on equal marriage. I am currently taking [...]
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