"...A Republican-appointed judge in the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled DOMA unconstitutional..."
"...Clinton responded positively, stating that she viewed "this as an issue of workplace fairness, employee retention, and the safety and effectiveness of our embassy communities worldwide." She did, however, also express concern over the big, fat, hairy (and signed-by-hubby Bill) DOMA that is hovering over her sweet cheeks and into which, readying to sink its fangs...."
"...Earlier this month, LUSH Cosmetics staff, customers, and supporters puckered up as part of a "Kiss & Tell" protest against DOMA. And they aim to keep telling...."
"...Because courts have to recognize the existence of a marriage in order to grant a divorce, the simple act of seeking divorce in and of itself triggers the AG's "inherent" right to defend the law – in these cases, by opposing the dissolution of an out-of-state marriage, Assistant Solicitor General James Blacklock argued before a packed court room Tuesday morning. "All same sex marriages are void and unenforceable" in Texas, Blacklock argued, which means they can't be subject to a divorce proceeding, without presenting a challenge to Texas DOMA, because "divorce unquestionably recognizes" marriage...."
"...On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States came out swinging against the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Five years later, same-sex marriage is now the law of the land..."
"...Just look at these Vines and Instagrams from the SCOTUS DOMA and Prop 8 decisions...."
"...At the national level, a number of U.S. Supreme Court decisions have come down in the last 24 hours, including drastic changes to the Voting Rights Act and the overturning of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8..."
"...• In case anyone was wondering, House Republicans still have a crush on DOMA...."
"...• Effexor “before” shot John Boehner has spent more than $1.5 million cap in defending DOMA...."
"...• House Dems are once again challenging DOMA on behalf of 83 year old New York widow. Perhaps forgetting the definition of the word “representative,” three Texas lawmakers decline to sign...."
"...SB 7, Defense of Marriage Act: YES Yes, but not for the reasons that Glen Maxey, the openly gay former state representative, occasionally endorsed yes votes on gay-bashing bills like this one (to deny Republicans a record vote for campaign purposes). The DOMA prohibits the legal recognition of gay civil unions..."
"...Talton tried to ban the placement of foster children in gay or lesbian households (HB 1911 and 194), but a well-organized counterattack -- some 300 people registered their opposition at a hearing on HB 1911 -- effectively deep-sixed the bill. The DOMA measure (SB 7) does not threaten to change the status quo dramatically, since the state never recognized gay unions in the first place -- it's just one more insult piled on injury..."
"...This session, gay-bashing bills pose their most serious threat to gay rights in some years, with TX DOMA -- the state's "Defense of Marriage Act" -- leading the pack. Here's a selection of the good and the bad:..."
"...Jeff Wentworth (SB 7), each of whom has filed legislation that would variously prevent gays and lesbians from marrying, adopting children, or serving as foster parents. Talton has taken matters further still with HB 1911, which would ban the placement of foster children "with any unmarried individuals." Talton told The Pasadena Citizen: "I don't think it's right to teach a gay and lesbian lifestyle to a young child before the age of accountability." Wentworth also went the extra mile with his Defense of Marriage Act bill, or DOMA, by rounding up 21 co-signers -- it rolled through the Senate State Affairs Committee last week, as Wentworth declared, "People talk about 'discrimination' as though it's a bad thing -- it's something we do all the time." To soften the blow, Wentworth did add a provision saying the bill would not bar contractual relationships or interfere with employee domestic-partner benefits..."
"...Happy one-year anniversary of the DOMA repeal! Tonight, Logo TV presents "Trailblazers" at 9pm ET/8pm CT honoring the pioneers of LGBT civil rights (featuring Sia, Daniel Radcliffe, some love for "Orange Is the New Black," and more). Even President Bill Clinton appears in a dignified mea culpa of sorts, honoring Edie Windsor and Roberta Kaplan (see video below)...."
"...1) U.S. SUPREME COURT Bye, bye, bye DOMA and Prop 8...."
"...DOMA’s demise doesn’t mean much for some couples unless comprehensive immigration reform passes. The Fugly..."
"...The DOMA ruling won’t help much in Texas until we get some local progress...."
"...Writing the 5-4 majority opinion on United States v. Windsor, Justice Anthony Kennedy said that DOMA violated the constitutional guarantee of equal protection..."
"...And thirdly, a pair of cases on gay marriage: United States v. Windsor, which challenges the definition of a married couple in DOMA, and Hollingsworth v..."