Postedon May 28, 2010 at 11:17 am
For the second time in three weeks, a federal judge in Boston heard arguments in a lawsuit that asks the court to strike down a significant part of the federal so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Postedon May 27, 2010 at 08:38 am
A lawyer for the Massachusetts attorney general’s office urged a judge yesterday to strike down the 1996 federal law that defines marriage as a union exclusively between a man and woman, marking the second time this month the judge has heard arguments over whether the statute is constitutional.
Postedon May 13, 2010 at 01:00 pm
The Baltimore Sun editorial board writes about a recent Washington Post poll finding that the plurality of Maryland residents support marriage equality: "Maryland's current leaders would surely rather duck the question, but they should understand that on this issue the people are slowly but surely leaving them behind."
Postedon May 13, 2010 at 07:00 am
A Roman Catholic school in Massachusetts has withdrawn its acceptance of an 8-year-old boy with lesbian parents, saying their relationship was “in discord” with church teachings, according to one of the boys’ mothers.
Postedon May 10, 2010 at 10:28 am
Many lesbian and gay couples struggle with the classification and recognition of their relationships due to varying marriage equality laws and freedom to marry bans throughout the United States.
Postedon May 10, 2010 at 07:06 am
A federal judge in Boston heard arguments on Thursday in Gill v. Office of Personnel Management, the lawsuit brought by Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders against the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. Lisa Keen writes about the details of the case.
Postedon May 06, 2010 at 08:30 am
Evan Wolfson, Executive Director of Freedom to Marry: "GLAD's historic challenge to DOMA marks an important step on the road to ending federal marriage discrimination and securing the freedom to marry nationwide."
Postedon May 05, 2010 at 02:14 pm
On Thursday, May 6, 2010, the Federal District Court in Boston will hear oral arguments on the constitutionality of the federal so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), in the case of Gill v. Office of Personnel Management, brought by GLAD in March 2009.
Postedon May 04, 2010 at 04:59 pm
It's only been two months since the District of Columbia legalized the freedom to marry, but local attorney Lawrence Jacobs is already cautioning his clients: Marriage may be allowed, but divorce will be much harder to do.
While the District and five states have legalized marriage equality and consequently allow divorces, granting divorces to same-sex couples elsewhere is often murky. As married same-sex couples cross into states that explicitly ban or don't recognize the freedom to marry, they face a dilemma.