Advocates for same-sex marriage in New Jersey are heading back to court on Wednesday in an effort to invalidate New Jersey’s discriminatory heterosexuals-only marriage law.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Monday July 1, 2013 9:25 am|
|By: Peterr Saturday June 29, 2013 9:00 am|
Edith Windsor has a big tax refund coming, and other LGBT married couples have won a victory for their relationships with the recent SCOTUS ruling in US v Windsor. But lots of questions remain in the wake of the demise of DOMA. For example, consider life for a college student in a same-sex marriage who attends a state where the state constitution says only opposite-sex marriages “shall be recognized by the state as entitling the parties to the rights or incidents of marriage.”
There’s still a lot of work to do. Just ask LGBT sort-of-but-not-really-married students at places like the University of Kansas.
|By: cocktailhag Thursday June 27, 2013 8:00 pm|
Probably the most infuriating, if entirely predictable, outcome of the Supreme Court’s fusillade of 5-4′s this week was the MSM’s dewy-eyed credulity that accompanied it. Now, I’m not implying that say, Adam Liptak of the NYT is a clueless ninth grader, but his reporting would have been considerably more respectable if he were. Pretending to parse the hastily concocted legal reasoning du jour behind decisions that were already made twenty years ago by the Court’s right wing not only makes boring reading, but it insults the intelligence of anyone capable of tying one’s own shoes.
|By: Lisa Derrick Thursday June 27, 2013 6:00 pm|
Gay-hating Family Research Council, now labeled a hate group rather than carrying the Christian branding of being a loving faith-based group, has yet another epic fail on their sweaty social media hands. Their latest campaign, Call 2 Fall complaining about marriage and the repeal of DOMA using hip cool internet lingo is the most hysterically wrong-thinking ad since, well their last one.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Thursday June 27, 2013 4:00 pm|
With section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) invalidated, civil unions, once a cup half full, are now a cup half empty.
On Wednesday the U. S. Supreme Court ruled as unconstitutional the section of DOMA that defined marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman for federal legal purposes. This means that married same-sex couples may now access the more than 1,100 federal benefits and protections that DOMA previously denied them.
|By: Lisa Derrick Thursday June 27, 2013 10:40 am|
In anticipation of Thursday being #June27 National HIV Testing Day, I took my first HIV test in 20+ years (and yes, I have been having sex all those years–I know, I know, not really health conscious! I was being a straight chick who knew better and was behaving dumbly. I should have been tested before and after each relationship).
|By: Jon Walker Thursday June 27, 2013 9:15 am|
One thing that the Supreme Court’s two rulings on Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 basically assured is that the Court is not done with this issue. By striking down the federal government’s refusal to recognize same-sex marriages preferred in states where it is legal but deciding not to address whether individual states can prohibit same-sex marriage, the Court created almost as many questions as answers yesterday. Questions that can only be answered by new cases before the Court.
|By: Alvin McEwen Thursday June 27, 2013 6:58 am|
By a vote of 5-4, the Supreme Court declared the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) to be unconstitutional. They also dismissed the Prop 8 case, which means gays in California can resume getting married.
All in all, an awesome day for the lgbt community It almost – but not quite – makes up for the ruling yesterday when the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act.
|By: DSWright Wednesday June 26, 2013 11:25 am|
As we celebrate the Supreme Court’s decision on DOMA let’s not forget about what happened earlier this week when Scott Bloch was sentenced to a meager one day in jail. Bloch was deputy director to the Department of Justice’s Task Force for Faith-based and Community Initiatives, as well as Special Counsel at the United States Office of Special Counsel (OSC) during the Bush Administration. Bloch opposed the “homosexual agenda” and led the OSC to hire other lawyers that shared his view and would act accordingly.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday June 26, 2013 7:45 am|
In a 5-4 decision the Supreme Court has ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. Kennedy sided with the four liberals on the court. Most importantly, the majority found that DOMA is unconstitutional on equal protection grounds, which will give all married same sex couples equal treatment under federal law.