Congressional Democrats Fight To Repeal Defense Of Marriage Act

In a huge turning point in the fight for gay rights, on Wednesday Democrats introduced bills in both houses of Congress to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 law that bans the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages. » 3/18/11 9:50am 3/18/11 9:50am

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