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Ending DOMA Doesn’t End Discrimination

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The Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act. Marriage-equality advocates and allies rejoiced. Heartwarming photos of LGBT*Q couples exchanging vows were circulated through social media, blogs and traditional media outlets. There were triumphant stories of halted deportations and forgiven estate taxes. However, the stories...

Bert & Ernie Snuggle Up to Celebrate the End of DOMA on the ‘New Yorker’ Cover

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The latest issue of the New Yorker featuring Sesame Street’s iconic characters Bert and Ernie cuddling on the couch watching the Supreme Court strike down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is causing quite a stir around the web. While many have embraced the cover,...

Supreme Court DOMA Decision Rules Federal Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

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The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the law barring the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages legalized by the states, is unconstitutional, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday by a 5-4 vote. “The federal statute is invalid, for no legitimate purpose overcomes the purpose and effect to disparage...

Right Side Of History: The End Of DOMA, Prop 8

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The often discriminatory and myopic views of some evangelicals and the rallying cries for progress and equality from the LGBTQ community and their straight allies have led us to this pivotal point in our nation’s history. The Supreme Court will decide the constitutionality of same-sex...

Will the White House Intervene on DOMA?

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The Defense of Marriage Act, which bans same-sex marriage in California, is scheduled to storm the Supreme Court in one month. Several news outlets are reporting that the Obama administration is mulling a possible submission to the court in opposition to the bill. Hollingsworth v....