DOMA Ruling Is Test for Conservative Federalists
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May 31, 2012 So one would expect them to come out cheering in support of today's ruling, by a federal appeals court in Boston, that the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, is unconstitutional. “Hooray!” one can hear them shouting. “The definition of marriage has ...
Obama will not pursue repeal of DOMA
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May 31, 2012 The Boston court's decision, as well as other legal challenges to DOMA and state laws such as California's Proposition 8 sprouting up across the nation, is putting more pressure on the Supreme Court to weigh in. Last year, the Obama administration ...
Carney talks DOMA ruling, ExxonMobil vote
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May 31, 2012 Carney explained the Obama administration's belief that DOMA is unconstitutional and noted it is no longer defending the law in court, but deferred further questions to the Justice Department. “That's the position the president has held for some time ...
DOMA Repealed Finally Gay Marriage Prejudice is So 1996
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May 31, 2012 Sixteen years ago, then President Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which mandates that, for the purpose of federal law, marriage is defined as being between only a man and a woman. Also important, the law allowed states to ...
Appeals court strikes down DOMA: Tradition doesn't justify unequal treatment ...
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May 31, 2012 Declaring that tradition alone was not enough to justify disparate treatment of same-sex couples, the appeals court said DOMA failed to pass constitutional muster. “Under current Supreme Court authority, Congress' denial of federal benefits to same-sex ...
Federal Court Strikes Down Key Part Of DOMA
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May 31, 2012 The Defense of Marriage Act -- known as DOMA -- defines marriage for federal purposes as unions exclusively between a man and woman. At issue is whether the federal government can deny tax, health and pension benefits to same-sex couples in states ...
Equality Groups Applaud DOMA Ruling
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May 31, 2012 Under a 1996 law, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), even lawfully-married couples cannot be recognized by the federal government, and as a result are denied access to more than 1100 rights, benefits and responsibilities under federal law.
The Wire: John Edwards mistrial; Obama-Bush comedy team; Dragon's back; DOMA ...
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May 31, 2012 By Karl Kahler John Edwards leaves a federal courthouse during the ninth day of jury deliberations in his trial on charges of campaign corruption in Greensboro, NC, Thursday. (Chuck Burton/AP Photo) The jury deciding the fate of former presidential ...
DOMA: The Penumbras Strike Again
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May 31, 2012 By David French I enjoyed William Duncan's analysis of the First Circuit's opinion striking down DOMA. When you noted that the decision essentially provides “that since 1973 the implications of a handful of US Supreme Court decisions have newly ...
DOMA Declared Unconstitutional
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May 31, 2012 Today, a federal appeals court declared that the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutionally denies federal benefits to married gay couples in a groundbreaking ruling that will almost certainly be challenged in the US Supreme Court.
Court: Heart of Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional
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May 31, 2012 By Denise Lavoie AP Legal Affairs Writer BOSTON — A federal appeals court Thursday declared that the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutionally denies federal benefits to married gay couples, a groundbreaking ruling all but certain to wind up before ...
Judges ruling DOMA unconstitutional
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May 31, 2012 NEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street is slightly off, following yesterday's worst losses of the year. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Don't worry about when the world as we know it might end. NASA has calculated that our entire Milky Way galaxy will crash into a ...
BREAKING: DOMA Ruled Unconstitutional by Appeals Court
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May 31, 2012 A US court of appeals ruled today that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional because it discriminates against married same-sex couples that are denied federal benefits.
First Circuit Shoots Down DOMA
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May 31, 2012 DOMA doesn't invalidate same-sex marriages in states that permit them, such as Massachusetts, but the law denies same-sex couples federal benefits enjoyed by opposite-sex couples, such as the ability to file joint federal tax returns and receive ...
Breaking: DOMA Ruled Unconstitutional In Unanimous Federal Court Decision
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May 31, 2012 by David Badash on May 31, 2012 DOMA, the federal Defense of Marriage Act, today was again declared unconstitutional by a federal court — the second time in five days — this time in a unanimous decision by a three-judge court of appeals panel which ...
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