Reform, ADL, Rabbis for Human Rights praise DOMA loss in court
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June 1, 2012 WASHINGTON (JTA) -- The Reform movement, the Anti-Defamation League and Rabbis for Human Rights-NA welcomed a court decision ruling unconstitutional an application of the Defense of Marriage Act. The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit ...
Chad's Morning Brief: George W. Bush Returns to the White House, DOMA in the ...
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June 1, 2012 It comes just a few weeks after President Obama announced his support for gay marriage — in the wake of that announcement, some gay advocacy groups have stepped up pressure on Washington to fight DOMA. Considering the potential Supreme Court battle ...
Just 16 years after DOMA's passage, striking it down can be seen as conservative
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June 1, 2012 The unanimous 3-0 decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit represents the first time a federal appeals court has struck down DOMA. This is wonderful news--particularly for same-sex couples married in Massachusetts--because ...
Landmark ruling: DOMA unconstitutional
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May 31, 2012 The First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston ruled today the Defense of Marriage Act discriminates against gay couples. Legendary attorney David Boies and Zach Wahls join The Last Word to look at the case that could be headed to the Supreme Court.
Sound the death knell for DOMA
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May 31, 2012 PrintAa « Previous postJohn Edwards proves being despicable is not a crime View all posts Sound the death knell for DOMA Thursday May 31, 2012 10:04 PM By Alvin Bessent The appeals court that found the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional Thursday ...
A victory for federal employees in fight against DOMA
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May 31, 2012 This is the first time a federal appeals court has found DOMA unconstitutional, according to Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, the organization representing plaintiffs in the case. “We're absolutely elated,” said one plaintiff, Martin “Al” Koski ...
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 ...
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