What the DOMA Decision Means for Immigration Reform : The New Yorker
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
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
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
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
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
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 ...
Democratic senators who passed DOMA 17 years ago cheer its end; Republicans mostly quiet - NBC Politics
June 26, 2013 "Congressional desire," the court held in its majority opinion striking down DOMA, "to harm a politically unpopular group cannot justify disparate treatment of that group." In 2013's Congress, Democrats celebrated -- even many of those who had voted ...
Supreme Court DOMA Decision Rules Federal Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional
June 26, 2013 As Kennedy read the majority opinion from the bench, cries were heard in the courtroom when the justice delivered the verdict that DOMA violates the Fifth Amendment. A number of same-sex couples sitting in the audience looked up at the ceiling, while ...
DOMA decision a win for LGBT immigration rights advocates - First Read
June 26, 2013 Before today's decision, an American was prohibited under DOMA from sponsoring a same-sex foreign national spouse for a green card. Practically, that meant that an American who married someone of the same sex from a different country was unable to ...
Supreme Court strikes down key part of DOMA, dismisses Prop. 8 case - CBS News
June 26, 2013 "DOMA is unconstitutional as a deprivation of the liberty of the person protected by the Fifth Amendment," Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority. "The history of DOMA's enactment and its own text demonstrate that interference with the equal ...
The Supreme Court struck down part of DOMA. Here’s what you need to know
June 26, 2013 The Obama administration has declined to defend DOMA, and so the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group (BLAG), a standing organization in Congress, took over the law's defense at the instruction of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). The U.S. District Court ...
Same-Sex Married Couples Cheer Over DOMA Demise - ABC News
June 26, 2013 The 5-4 decision read: "DOMA violates basic due process and equal protection principles applicable to the federal government. Under DOMA same-sex married couples have their lives burdened, by reason of government decree, in visible and public ways.
The Supreme Court Rules on DOMA and Proposition 8 Cases - ABC News
June 26, 2013 The Supreme Court handed down two rulings today bolstering same-sex marriage by ruling part of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and allowing a lower court ruling to stand that struck down California's Proposition 8 ballot initiative, which ...
Gay Marriage: Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA, Avoids Prop 8 Ruling - WSJ.com
June 26, 2013 At the U.S. Supreme Court, a crowd almost entirely comprising same-sex marriage supporters got the news they wanted: DOMA ruled unconstitutional by a vote of 5-4 and and the way cleared for gay marriage in California. WSJ's Neil Hickey reports.
Malware and domain-squatters target Boston Marathon bombing • The Register
April 17, 2013 The scummier end of the online community has been quick to use Monday's bombing of the Boston Marathon as bait for multiple malware dispersals, plus a spot of old-fashioned online fraud along the way. Within 24 hours of the blasts, the ISC reported ...
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