From Public Enemy No. 1 to gay rights advocate?

Washington Blade
August 22, 2008
Former Rep. Bob Barr (R-Ga.) was once a vocal opponent of gay rights. He now supports a partial repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act. However, Barr knew that if he were to get the nomination of the Libertarian Party, he had to change his mind on DOMA. [Link]

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Should You Believe in Obama?

Advocate
September 9, 2008
His promises to gay people -- full repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, a reversal of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” immigration rights for same-sex couples, a fully inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act, and passage of the Matthew Shepard Act, which adds sexual orientation and gender identity to federal hate-crimes laws -- go further than any presidential nominee in history. [Link]

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Love in exile: One year later, Brazilian spouse still blocked from returning

Bay Windows
August 13, 2008
While immigration law allows spouses of American citizens to obtain legal permanent residency, under DOMA Coco and Oliveira are not considered spouses. The couple is considering filing a legal challenge to overturn DOMA in federal court, but Coco told the crowd at the vigil that he and Oliveira have become activists by necessity, not by choice. [Link]

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Married Mass. Couple Still Separated by Immigration Laws

New England Blade
July 31, 2008
In February, Tim Coco, of Haverhill, Mass. was preparing to file an “I-130 Petition for Alien Relative,” on behalf of his husband, Genesio “Junior” Juanario Oliveira, whom Coco had seen once in the six months since immigration officials had order Oliveira back to his native Brazil, and six months later, the couple are still waiting to be reunited. [Link]

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DOJ OKs Benefits For Kids Of Same-Sex Couples

365Gay.com
June 18, 2008
Even though the federal Defense of Marriage Act bars Washington from recognizing or providing benefits to same-sex couples their children must be recognized by the Social Security Administration, the Department of Justice has determined. (Link)

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Defense of Marriage Act Splits ‘08ers

ABC News
June 16, 2008
As marriage equality was getting underway in California, the presidential candidates again found themselves on opposite sides of repealing the federal Defense of Marriage Act (D.O.M.A.) with Obama pledging repeal and McCain wanting to uphold the discriminatory law. (Link)

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A Letter from Barack Obama to the LGBT Community

Obama Pride
June 6, 2008
"As your President, I will use the bully pulpit to urge states to treat same-sex couples with full equality in their family and adoption laws... I also believe that the federal government should not stand in the way of states that want to decide on their own how best to pursue equality for gay and lesbian couples..." [pdf Link]

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After the primaries: LGBTs split in Indiana and North Carolina

Windy City Times
May 7, 2008

In response to a question about the discriminatory DOMA from six LGBT publications in Indiana, Barack Obama said DOMA is a well-settle law. Evan Wolfson pointed out that, "No, it is an open question as yet unresolved by the U.S. Supreme Court." (Link)

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Immigration Not an Option for all Couples

OC Register
April 14, 2008

Binational same-sex couples seek ways to stay together, even though their unions are not recognized under federal immigration law. [Link]

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BLOG: Bill Clinton + DOMA = revisionism

Pam’s House Blend
March 27, 2008
Along with a recent video clip of Bill Clinton feeling the heat from students grilling him about his signature on the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996, Pam offers a historical perspective on DOMA and what was going on at the time of the law signing, contrary to what Clinton claims. [Link]

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