Postedon Mar 01, 2013 at 05:00 pm
Dozens of briefs have been filed in the past week in the DOMA and Prop 8 Supreme Court cases. Here's a round-up of thirteen diverse groups that spoke out for the freedom to marry through briefs in either the Windsor or Hollingworth cases.
Postedon Mar 01, 2013 at 01:45 pm
This morning, 212 Democratic members of Congress - led by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi filed an amicus brief in Windsor v. United States, the Supreme Court case challenging the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits federal respect for legal marriages between same-sex couples.
Postedon Feb 28, 2013 at 03:30 pm
UPDATED 7:00pm: This evening, President Barack Obama and the Department of Justice filed an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in 'Hollingsworth v. Perry,' urging that Proposition 8, the ballot initiative that anti-gay activists succeeded in pushing through in November 2008 to strip same-sex couples of the freedom to marry in California in 2008, should be oveturned.
Postedon Feb 28, 2013 at 12:30 pm
After 22 years together, Mark and Tim are thrilled to finally be married. But they know that because of DOMA, they are deprived of over 1,100 essential federal protections - and that their marriage is not respected by the state of North Carolina. That's why they're speaking out as much as possible about how DOMA hurts their family.
Postedon Feb 27, 2013 at 05:30 pm
This week, a huge variety of voices have spoken out against the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 in legal amicus briefs filed to the U.S. Supreme Court, including Republicans, the Obama administration, mayors, state-wide LGBT organizations, and nearly 300 businesses.
Postedon Feb 27, 2013 at 11:30 am
When Juka Mendes moved to the US on a student visa, he never expected to fall in love. But he did, and got married to Air Force member Jonathan Malumay. Now, Juka can no longer afford his education, and in April his visa expires. As a service member, Jonathan is eligible for an education grant that he should be able to transfer to his husband, but because DOMA does not respect his marriage, he cannot do so.
Postedon Feb 26, 2013 at 01:30 pm
Today, lawyers for Edith Windsor filed a brief to the Supreme Court urging the repeal of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits federal respect for legal marriages between same-sex couples.
Postedon Feb 22, 2013 at 01:30 pm
Today, the Respect for Marriage Coalition launched its second national television advertisement, this piece featuring Republican Military Veteran Craig Stowell and his wife speaking out in favor of the freedom to marry.
Postedon Feb 22, 2013 at 11:30 am
"A lot of people think that after 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' was repealed, that was it - that everything was fixed," U.S. Marine Corps Captain Phelps explains in a new video. "But the reality of it is that the lives of the individual gay or lesbian service member was fixed. But repealing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' didn't change anything for our families."
Postedon Feb 21, 2013 at 12:45 pm
This morning, CNBC financial expert Suze Orman moderated a panel discussion called "The Cost of Marriage Inequality." The discussion centered on the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits federal respect for legal marriages between same-sex couples, and states where same-sex couples do not have the freedom to marry.