Defense Of Marriage Act Articles

HHS: Gay Spouses Eligible for Key Medicare Benefits

1:48 PM, Aug 29, 2013

The Department of Health and Human Services released a statement today saying that gay spouses are now eligible for key Medicare benefits. The announcement is presented as "guidance" for "implementing Supreme Court’s decision on the Defense of Marriage Act."

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In Pennsylvania, an Affront to Judicial Review

2:02 PM, Aug 05, 2013

A visitor to Richmond can’t leave without a trip to John Marshall’s house, a living shrine to the greatest chief justice in the history of the United States. Passing through the halls of his former home, it is as if the spirit of the great man is present in the articles he used and the rooms he inhabited. The courtly tour guide will narr

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Let the People Decide

From the dissenting opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia in U.S. v. Windsor
Jul 08, 2013

This case is about power in several respects. It is about the power of our people to govern themselves, and the power of this Court to pronounce the law. Today’s opinion aggrandizes the latter, with the predictable consequence of diminishing the former. .  .  .

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President Who Signed DOMA to Be Honored By Gay Lobbying Group

5:41 PM, Apr 03, 2013

President Bill Clinton, who signed the Defense of Marriage Act into law in 1996, is now set to be honored a gay lobbying group in Los Angeles.

"Former President Bill Clinton will be honored with an award for his advocacy for gay marriage, gay and lesbian lobbying group GLAAD said on Wednesday," Reuters reports.

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An Opportunity for Cain on the Issue of Same-Sex Marriage

9:14 AM, Oct 18, 2011

During Herman Cain’s generally strong performance on Meet the Press on Sunday, David Gregory asked him, “Would you seek a constitutional ban for same sex marriage?” Cain replied, “I wouldn’t seek a constitutional ban for same sex marriage, but I am pro-traditional marriage.” Gregory followed up: “But you would let the states make up their own mind as they’re doing now?” Cain responded, “They would make up their own minds, yes.”

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Gay Rights Group Contacted Law Firm's Clients in Campaign to Intimidate DOMA's Defenders

11:22 PM, Apr 25, 2011

On Monday, the law firm King and Spalding reneged on its agreement to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in federal court. Following the Obama Justice Department's decision not to defend the federal law in court, the U.S. House of Representatives took up the case and hired former U.S.

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House to Defend DOMA in President’s Absence

8:25 AM, Mar 10, 2011


In the wake of President Obama’s conclusion that his own professed view of marriage is unconstitutional (at least when codified as federal law), the House of Representatives will step up and defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in federal court.

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Obama: My Own View of Marriage Is Unconstitutional

9:46 AM, Feb 24, 2011

President Obama has now decided that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional. Thus, the Obama administration says that it will no longer defend that federal law in court. On the campaign trail, President Obama repeatedly asserted that marriage is a union between a man and a woman. Now, the president has apparently decided that his own view, at least when codified as federal law, is unconstitutional.

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Happy Hour Links: Somebody Tell Obama There's an Election Next Year

7:00 PM, Feb 23, 2011

Because he's apparently unaware there's an election next year, Obama abandons the Defense of Marriage Act.

Sure, GM owes the American taxpayer big time, but thank goodness they've got $40 million lying around to pay for snake oil, er, "carbon offsets."

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