Posts Tagged ‘DOMA’

Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA. Sort of.

June 26, 2013

Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA, Sort Of ...

The Supreme Court has ruled. Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. Same-sex couples married in states where it is legal must receive the same federal health, tax, Social Security and other benefits that heterosexual couples receive. Other aspects of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act remain, and only 13 states and the District of Columbia believe civil marriage is a civil right, so legal and legislative battles will continue.


Defense of Marriage 2013

March 18, 2013

Defense of Marriage 2013

“I’m glad to see Newt Gingrich holding fast to his position that marriage is between one man and one woman … after another.”

Mark Kleiman, “Portman and Gay Marriage,” Washington Monthly blog


“Newt Gingrich, Thrice Married Adulterer, Calls for Constitutional Amendment to Protect Marriage,” Steven Thrasher, Village Voice


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Portman: Conversion of Convenience

March 15, 2013

Portman: Conversion of Convenience

Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) bravely decided to reverse his staunch opposition, and support same-sex marriage.

After his son came out.

Two years after.

A half-year after he was passed over as GOP vice presidential candidate.

9 years after voting for a constitutional amendment banning marriage equality.

17 years after voting for the anti-equality Defense of Marriage Act.