Judge Declares Federal Law Banning Same Sex Marriage Both Crappy and Unconstitutional

The First Circuit US Court of Appeals ruled today that the Defense of Marriage Act, that Clinton-era relic designed to defend the institution of marriage against gays like a football team defends the end zone (if the gays get into the marriage zone, game over for straights!), is unconstitutional on the grounds that it… » 5/31/12 7:00pm 5/31/12 7:00pm

Gay Service Members Sue Government To Overturn DOMA

Last month homosexuals serving in the military won a huge battle in the fight for gay rights when Don't Ask, Don't Tell was repealed, and now they're taking on the other major federal policy that discriminates against gay people: The Defense of Marriage Act. In a lawsuit filed today in Boston, a group of legally… » 10/27/11 10:17pm 10/27/11 10:17pm

Law Firm Defending DOMA For Congress Drops Case

Funny how these things work. You may recall that the Republican-controlled House conveniently found $500,000 marked "uphold a law that discriminates against gay people" despite President Obama's declining to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in court. That money went to a contact for a law firm, much to Democrats'… » 4/25/11 6:40pm 4/25/11 6:40pm

Gay Couples' Green Card Applications Put On Hold Pending DOMA Cases

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is not known for its rapid responsiveness, but that's belied by its announcement recently that same-sex partners of citizens won't automatically be denied green cards, now that the Obama administration has announced it won't fight for the Defense of Marriage Act. » 3/29/11 3:33pm 3/29/11 3:33pm

Good News: Obama Stops Defending Indefensible "Marriage Act"

The Obama Justice Department has announced it will no longer fight for the Defense of Marriage Act in court. Gay rights advocates had long been infuriated that despite the administration's opposition to it, government lawyers were still defending in court the act that prohibits federal recognition of gay marriage. » 2/23/11 1:42pm 2/23/11 1:42pm