Posts tagged "defense of marriage act"

Supreme Court To Hear Four Gay Marriage Cases, May End Up Making It A Constitutional Right

Today, the Supreme Court announced it would consider four new gay marriage cases and decide whether individual states have the right to ban gay marriage. Given that they refused…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 16, 2015 - 6:20 pm

“Matriarch Of The Gay Rights Movement” Edith Windsor Looks Back On This Momentous Year

This June, the Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional in a case called Windsor v. United States. The woman behind the nation-changing lawsuit is Edith

Jessica Wakeman | December 12, 2013 - 4:00 pm

It’s OK, The Word “Wife” Isn’t Going To Bite

A woman goes through life with a number of labels that she doesn’t have any control over, either by birth or by society’s imposition. But one label she should get…

Jessica Wakeman | September 4, 2013 - 2:15 pm

Kristen Bell Celebrates DOMA Defeat By Asking Dax Shepard To Marry Her (Finally)

Following today’s Supreme Court ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and the subsequent overturning of California’s Prop 8, Kristen Bell celebrated by asking baby daddy Dax…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 26, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Supreme Court Rules Defense Of Marriage Act & Prop 8 Are Unconstitutional

In a huge victory for gay marriage supporters, the Supreme Court ruled 5-to-4 on Wednesday that the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8 are both unconstitutional.
According to…

Julie Gerstein | June 26, 2013 - 10:20 am

Gay Marriage Supporters Wait Out The DOMA & Prop 8 Decisions On The Supreme Court Steps

The Supreme Court will hear two landmark gay rights cases today: they’re hearing arguments on Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Court critics say the cases…

Julie Gerstein | March 26, 2013 - 11:20 am

Army Staff Sergeant Tracy Dice Refused Widower Benefits Because She Is A Lesbian

Watch this absolutely infuriating interview with Army Staff Sgt. Tracy Dice, who lost her wife Sgt. Donna Johnson on October 1 when she was killed with two other soldiers…

Jessica Wakeman | January 8, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Meet The 83-Year-Old Lesbian Taking On The Defense Of Marriage Act

Meet 83-year-old Edith Windsor, the widower whose fight against the Defense of Marriage Act is headed to the Supreme Court (Windsor vs. United States). Windsor had a 40-year-long relationship…

Jessica Wakeman | December 11, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Appeals Court Strikes Down Defense Of Marriage Act

Great gay news today: The U.S. appeals court of New York struck down the contentious Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as strictly that which can take place…

Julie Gerstein | October 18, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Gay Couple Forced To Leave US Will Appear On “House Hunters International”

For all my issues with “House Hunters International” (namely that most of the people featured on it are entitled assholes), I am still an avid fan of the show and…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 9, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Federal Court Rules DOMA Is Unconstitutional

A federal law that denies a host of benefits to gay married couples is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled today. The 1st US Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston…

Newser | May 31, 2012 - 11:30 am

Lesbian Couple Challenges The Defense Of Marriage Act

Imagine being married to a State Police lieutenant who is killed in the line of duty — and then you learn that even though you are the widower of a…

Jessica Wakeman | May 6, 2010 - 5:20 pm