Tag Archives: DOMA

HomoQuotable – Janson Wu

“We fully expect that the Obama administration will appeal the decision. It would be unusual if they didn’t. Typically, when a court strikes down a law as unconstitutional, the government appeals it. To be honest, we think that would be good. The federal government wants to discriminate against gay and lesbian couples, and that’s just not enough to stand constitutional …

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Quit Squirming!

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The 700 Club Calls For A Constitutional Amendment Banning Gay Marriage

UPDATE: The 700 Club has replaced the original clip to include an interview with Slaggie Gilamonster. The new clip makes no mention of a constitutional amendment.

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Maddow Show On DOMA Ruling

Starring our hero, MA Attorney General Martha Coakley.

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NOM Rides The DOMA Waambulance

NOM is predictably stamping their cloven hooves about yesterday’s DOMA ruling. “Under the guidance of Elena Kagan’s brief that she filed when she was Solicitor General, Obama’s justice department deliberately sabotaged this case,” charged Brian Brown, President of NOM, referring to the Justice Department’s brief which described DOMA as discriminatory. Despite the explicit language in DOMA that the law was …

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DOMA Ruling Reactions

GLAD: “Today the Court simply affirmed that our country won’t tolerate second-class marriages,” said Mary Bonauto, GLAD’s Civil Rights Project Director, who argued the case. “I’m pleased that Judge Tauro recognized that married same-sex couples and surviving spouses have been seriously harmed by DOMA and that the plaintiffs deserve the same opportunities to care and provide for each other and …

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DOMA RULING #2: Gill & LeTourneau Vs. U.S. Office Of Personnel Management

I’ve uploaded the PDF of the court’s decision to my Scribd account. Feel free to grab the embed code for your own sites. Click on “full screen” to read the entire 39-page ruling.

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DOMA RULING #1: Massachusetts Vs. U.S. Department Of Health & Human Services

I’ve uploaded the PDF of the court’s decision to my Scribd account. Feel free to grab the embed code for your own sites. Click on “full screen” to read the entire 36-page ruling.

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BREAKING: Federal Court Rules Defense Of Marriage Act To Be Unconstitutional!!!

The U.S. District Court in Boston has ruled that Section 3 of DOMA is unconstitutional. Bay Windows reports: In an enormous victory for same-sex marriage, a federal judge in Boston today (Thursday, July 8) ruled, in two separate cases, that a critical part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional. In one challenge brought by the state of …

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More Limp Noodleness From Florida Governor Charlie “Closet Case” Crist

In a ten-question session with TIME Magazine, FL Gov. Charlie “Closet Case” Crist says that he doesn’t support repealing Florida’s DOMA, but does think civil unions are OK. (Even though Florida’s DOMA prevents them.) Crist goes on to say that he thinks gay adoption should be handled with a “live and let live” attitude, but that it should up to …

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PETITION: Ask New York’s AG Candidates If They’ll Sue To Overturn DOMA

Defend The Law has launched a petition campaign asking all of the 2010 candidates for New York Attorney General if they will pledge to sue the federal government to overturn DOMA, as is being done by Massachusetts AG Martha Coakley. Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice and candidate for Attorney General voluntarily said two weeks ago that she would sue …

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TOMORROW: Feds To Hear Mass. AG Martha Coakley’s DOMA Challenge

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley’s lawsuit against DOMA will be heard tomorrow in a Boston federal district court. Via press release: Judge Joseph L. Tauro will hear oral argument from Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office, in the Commonwealth’s constitutional challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). On July 8, 2009, the Attorney General filed suit on behalf of …

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Would Kagan Have To Recuse Herself On Some LGBT Issues?

According to the Advocate, should Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan be confirmed, she may have to recuse herself from several critical LGBT cases due to prior work on their issues she’s done as Solicitor General. The cases in question include Gill et al v. Office of Personnel Management et al, a suit challenging a section of the Defense of Marriage …

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GLAD Holds Presser After First Day Of Federal DOMA Challenge

You’ll have to listen closely as the audio is somewhat overwhelmed by traffic noise, but it appears that things are going well.

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TOMORROW: GLAD Challenges DOMA In Federal Court

Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) will represent eight married same-sex couples and three widowers tomorrow in their Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) challenge against the federal government. Via press release: Represented by Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), the plaintiffs in Gill et al. v. Office of Personnel Management, all married in Massachusetts, have each been harmed …

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DOMA Challenge Scheduled For May

Gay & Lesbian Advocate and Defenders (GLAD) announced today that their challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) has been scheduled to begin on May 6th. Via press release: On Thursday, May 6, 2010, the Federal District Court in Boston will hear oral arguments on the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), in the case of …

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GLAD Launches DOMA Storybook

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) has launched DOMA Storybook, a series of real stories about gay families who are being hurt by the Defense of Marriage Act. An excerpt from today’s story: “We’re a very ordinary family,” says Rebecca, who runs the public education program at a genetics center at Partners HealthCare. “Boring, actually. And we like that.” …

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Benefits Bill For Partners Of Federal Employees Headed To Full Senate Vote

Yesterday the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee approved a bill authorizing benefits for the partners of federal employees. The bill will now go to the full Senate. The benefits would include: health care, retirement and disability plans, family, medical and emergency leave, group life insurance, long-term care insurance and access to worker’s comp. Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) …

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No DOMA Repeal Attempt In 2010
(And Maybe Not Until 2013)

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), the sponsor of a House bill to overturn DOMA, says that there will be no attempt to pass the bill in 2010 and that serious work on the repeal probably won’t begin until 2013. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said in an interview with DC Agenda that lawmakers will work on passing other pro-LGBT bills next year, …

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Obama Administration Defends Against Massachusetts DOMA Repeal Suit

Aaaand here we go again. States that allow gay marriage can’t force the federal government to provide benefits to those couples, the Obama administration argued Friday in court papers in a lawsuit by Massachusetts. The Justice Department is at odds with Massachusetts — the first state to allow gay marriage — over a 1996 federal law defining marriage as a …

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