Postedon Dec 21, 2012 at 05:00 pm
Today, Congressman Richard Hanna (R-NY) announced his support for the Respect for Marriage Act, bill HR-1116, which would repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. Congressman Hanna is the 159th cosponsor of the bill and the second Republican cosponsor.
Postedon Nov 08, 2012 at 07:30 pm
This week, the freedom to marry triumphed at the ballot box over and over again. We know that some of the wrap-up - and what it all means for the future of the campaign to win marriage nationwide - can be tricky, so here's a break-down of the important ways that the freedom to marry won on Election Day.
Postedon Sep 24, 2012 at 01:00 pm
This week, Congressman James Clyburn became the 157th member of the House of Representatives to sign on as a cosponsor for the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that would repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. He also rounds out the support from the Democratic Leadership in the House.
Postedon Sep 21, 2012 at 11:45 am
This summer, the so-called Defense of Marriage Act has gone through a whirlwind in the courts, being declared unconstitutional this summer alone in five different cases. But all of the back-and-forth can be confusing. Check out our FAQ to walk you through the basics of what's happening with DOMA.
Postedon Sep 18, 2012 at 01:00 pm
This week, two new members of the House of Representatives signed on as co-sponsors for the Respect for Marriage Act. Rep. Mel Watt from North Carolina and Rep. Leonard Boswell from Iowa have become the latest co-sponsors of the bill, raising the total number of co-sponsors in the House to 156.
Postedon Sep 10, 2012 at 09:18 am
On Friday, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, and 143 other Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives filed a brief in 'Windsor v. United States,' one of the key cases concerning the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.
Postedon Aug 01, 2012 at 04:45 pm
Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA) joined recent sponsors Ron Barber (D-AZ) and Silvestre Reyes (D-TX) as cosponsors for the Respect for Marriage Act last week. The Respect for Marriage Act, a bill that would overturn the so-called Defense of Marriage Act's legislation that currently prohibits federal recognition of marriages between same-sex couples, continues to gain support from elected officials - specifically Democrats.
Postedon Jul 26, 2012 at 11:45 am
Today, the Respect for Marriage Coalition, a broad coalition of 75 organizations that oppose the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act, launched a website featuring critical information about the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that would overturn DOMA, which prohibits federal recognition of legally married same-sex couples.
Postedon Jul 24, 2012 at 11:45 am
Last week, two additional members of the House of Representatives signed on as co-sponsors for the Respect for Marriage Act, thanks, in part, to their conversations with a federal lobbying team from Freedom to Marry and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network.
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.