Postedon Jul 31, 2012 at 01:15 pm
Today, U.S. District Court Judge Vanessa L. Bryant ruled that the so-called Defense of Marriage Act's Section 3, which defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional. The decision comes as the U.S. Supreme Court continues to receive many formal requests in a number of different cases to take a stance on whether or not DOMA is constitutional.
Postedon Jul 27, 2012 at 03:15 pm
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn have filed a brief on Wednesday asking the Supreme Court to review the constitutionality of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. They filed the brief as friends of the court, asking justices to take on 'Windsor v. United States,' a DOMA-related
Postedon Jul 26, 2012 at 11:00 am
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley called upon the Supreme Court on Tuesday, July 24 to take on lawsuits challenging Section 3 of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the section of DOMA that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Coakley's request is now the fifth request before the Supreme Court to take one or more of three DOMA cases.
Postedon Jul 16, 2012 at 01:04 pm
83-year-old Edie Windsor is challenging the so-called Defense of Marriage Act in court, and now she's asking the Supreme Court to take her case.
Postedon Jul 12, 2012 at 12:00 pm
Today, a number of medical and psychological organizations filed an amicus brief in Golinski v. U.S. Office of Personnel Management, making the case that children are not harmed by having same-sex parents - but rather by federal laws that prohibit the legal recognition of their parents' marriage. The brief is the third influential brief this week that urges the Court to rule DOMA unconstitutional.
Postedon Jul 12, 2012 at 10:15 am
Yesterday, three union organizations filed an amicus brief in 'Golinski v. U.S. Office of Personnel Management,' one of the key cases related to the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. The brief attacks the constitutionality of DOMA.
Postedon Jul 10, 2012 at 02:40 pm
Today 132 members of the House of Representatives, including Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, and Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn, filed an amicus brief in Golinski v. Office of Personnel Management. The brief attacks the constitutionality of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.
Postedon Jul 05, 2012 at 11:15 am
It's been a big week for judicial movement on the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. On Tuesday, the Justice Department asked the Supreme Court to hear two challenges to DOMA in order to settle them sooner rather than later, and on Wednesday, a district court judge denied the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group's request for a stay in a different case.
Postedon Jul 02, 2012 at 02:20 pm
On Friday, Speaker of the House John Boehner announced that the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group will request the Supreme Court to review an appeals court decision in two recent lawsuits that ruled the so-called Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.
Postedon Jun 21, 2012 at 11:00 am
Yesterday, Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives signaled that the House Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group will be asking the Supreme Court by the end of June to hear a case concerning the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.