George Takei: A defeat for DOMA — and the end of ‘ick’ - The Washington Post
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Scalia Urges Judicial Restraint In DOMA Dissent -- Unlike His Cry For Intervention In Obamacare - Forbes
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June 27, 2013 In Scalia's eyes, the Supreme Court had no business deciding whether DOMA is unconstitutional, because there was no real dispute before the court. Plaintiff Edith Windsor had won her case in the federal courts below and the Obama administration was ...
Gay couples stand to receive thousands of benefits in wake of DOMA decision - U.S. News
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June 27, 2013 The top court Wednesday overturned in a 5-4 decision the third section of the 1996 law — known by the acronym DOMA — that strictly defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman and blocked same-sex couples from access to an estimated ...
Supreme Court Bolsters Gay Marriage Advocates in DOMA, Prop 8 Rulings
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June 27, 2013 Supreme Court Bolsters Gay Marriage Advocates in DOMA, Prop 8 Rulings. ABC News' Devin Dwyer reports on the overnight celebrations by proponents of same-sex marriage. 02:38 | 06/27/2013. Related Links: Watch: Prop 8 Announcement Brings on ...
Dems who backed DOMA laud its end - David Nather - POLITICO.com
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June 26, 2013 Virtually all of the Democrats say, “move on, nothing to see here” — they dropped their support for DOMA years ago. But the Supreme Court ruling allowed them to blast their words of praise to the world without a hint of regret over DOMA — or even an ...
Supreme Court strikes down DOMA provision denying benefits to gay couples
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June 26, 2013 "DOMA divests married same-sex couples of the duties and responsibilities that are an essential part of married life and that they in most cases would be honored to accept were DOMA not in force," he wrote. Kennedy wrote that the law "places same-sex ...
DOMA ruling: Key quotes from the court
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June 26, 2013 "DOMA's principal effect is to identify a subset of state-sanctioned marriages and make them unequal. The principal purpose is to impose inequality, not for other reasons like governmental efficiency. Responsibilities, as well as rights, enhance the ...
How The DOMA Repeal Benefits Businesses - Forbes
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June 26, 2013 Three major facets of DOMA-fueled business impediments are now likely to be diminished or eliminated, including the practice of “grossing up.” Up to this point, employees in same-sex marriages have had to pay taxes on their federal benefits that ...
DOMA: Supreme Court Rulings On Defense Of Marriage Act, Prop 8 Irk Haters
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June 26, 2013 Anti-gay groups were immediately up in arms after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional. They argued that this decision will change life in the United States for the worse and that "God's judgment" will be ...
What the DOMA Decision Means for Immigration Reform : The New Yorker
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June 26, 2013 One of the most dramatic moments in the crafting of the Senate's immigration-reform legislation came last month, during the markup of the bill in the Judiciary Committee. Senator Patrick Leahy, of Vermont, the chairman of the committee and a longtime ...
Change in American Society: Rolling Back DOMA and the Voting Rights Act
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June 26, 2013 Those same folks were furious, however, when the court rolled back a key enforcement mechanism in the historic Voting Rights Act and ordered an appeals court to look skeptically at the affirmative action program of the University of Texas. Those ...
Edith Windsor, the woman who took on DOMA - Yahoo! News
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June 26, 2013 Windsor first sued the United States in November 2010, arguing that DOMA was unconstitutional. In June 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled in favor of Windsor. The case then went to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Clintons hail DOMA ruling - NBC Politics
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June 26, 2013 But, of course, Clinton was the president who allowed DOMA to become law in the first place. After the House and Senate passed the law in 1996 by margins wide enough to override a potential veto, Clinton signed it, adding in a statement that the law ...
DOMA: For lesbian plaintiff, moral victory and a $363,053 tax refund - latimes.com
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June 26, 2013 NEW YORK -- It wasn't just the $363,053 tax bill that drove Edith "Edie" Windsor to take on the federal government four years ago. Windsor, heartbroken after the death of her longtime partner, Thea Spyer, was also angered by the fact that if Thea had ...
How The Court Ruled on DOMA and Prop. 8 : The New Yorker
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June 26, 2013 The key section of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the misnamed anti-gay-marriage law enacted almost seventeen years ago, was struck down as unconstitutional by the Supreme Court today, in a 5-4 ruling written by Justice Anthony Kennedy. Justices ...
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