Tag Archives: DOMA

SLDN To Sue Over DOMA

The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network will file a federal lawsuit on behalf of married gay military members impacted by DOMA. The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network will argue that the federal Defense of Marriage Act violates the Fifth Amendment right to due process, in what the group says will be the first case of its kind. “That has never been done …

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Maryland marriage alert!

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Disabled Sailor Sues Over DOMA

Yet another anti-DOMA lawsuit, but this one’s from a new angle. The former sailor, Carmen Cardona of Norwich, married her partner in Connecticut last year. But when she applied for an increase in her monthly disability compensation because she was newly married, the Department of Veterans Affairs regional office in Hartford rejected her application, citing a federal statute that defines …

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REPORT: Gay Friendly GOP Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Has A Transgender Son

Two weeks ago Miami-based Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen became the latest top enemy of the Christian right when she became the first GOP member of the U.S. House to co-sponsor the repeal of DOMA. While Ros-Lehtinen typically hews closely to other GOP goals and voted for the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996, of late she has consistently been on the …

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Perkins: Homo Feet Are In The Door!

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

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Frothy Mix Lies At Hate Convention

Former Sen. Rick Santorum today told the Values Voter Summit audience that the president has ordered military clergy to perform same-sex marriages. Zack Ford provides the actual directive at Think Progress: A military chaplain may participate in or officiate any private ceremony, whether on or off a military installation, provided that the ceremony is not prohibited by applicable state and …

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Hate Groups Attack Rep. Ros-Lehtinen

NOM is cheering a nasty attack on Rep. Illeana Ros-Lehtinen by a Florida-based Christianist hate group, who accuses the Miami-area congresswoman of taking bribes to become the first Republican House member to support the repeal of DOMA. Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) has embarrassed and ridiculed herself by becoming the first Republican to co-sponsor on a deceptive bill to overturn …

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Boehner Triples DOMA Legal Budget

House Speaker John Boenher has tripled the allocation to defend DOMA to a possible $1.5M. A modified contract between the General Counsel to the House of Representatives and former Solicitor General Paul Clement of Bancroft PLLC sets a cap of $750,000 which can be raised up to $1.5 million. “It is absolutely unconscionable that Speaker Boehner is tripling the cost …

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

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Perkins: Military Weddings Violate DOMA

Tony Perkins is so very pissed about yesterday’s news that gay weddings may now take place on military bases. Why, he could just positively spit! Hurray!

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Perkins Denounces Ros-Lehtinen

“Never a big fan of family issues, Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) has joined the dark side by becoming the first Republican to co-sponsor bills that boost counterfeit marriage while effectively closing down most Christian adoption services. Last week, Ros-Lehtinen became the only Republican sponsor on a bill that seeks to overturn the bipartisan Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). This …

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Another excellent installment of Matt’s weekly recapping of the status of marriage equality movement.

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First GOP Rep Joins DOMA Repeal Fight

The battle to repeal DOMA finally has its first Republican co-sponsor. Via Freedom To Marry: Today, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen announced that she would be the first Republican member of Congress to cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act (H.R. 1116), sponsored by Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), to repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. “Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s support for this important …

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NYC Catholic Archbishop Sends Letter To Obama Demanding Support For DOMA

“Mr. President, I respectfully urge you to push the reset button on your Administration’s approach to DOMA. Our federal government should not be presuming ill intent or moral blindness on the part of the overwhelming majority of its citizens, millions of whom have gone to the polls to directly support DOMAs in their states and have thereby endorsed marriage as …

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CONNECTICUT: Congressional Candidate May Lose Foreign Partner Due To DOMA

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Tweet Of The Day – Sen. Barbara Mikulski

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AFA: Obama Loves Homofascists

They RILLY need a new schtick.

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Hate Groups Sue Feds Over DOMA

The anti-gay Judicial Watch and the Family Research Council have filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice, demanding that the DOJ release all internal documents and emails relating to the decision to stop defending DOMA. Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton: “You know, they made this decision, and based on the timing of certain court filings it looks like it …

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MSNBC Updates Deportation Issue

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