Posts tagged "doma"

Gay Men Married To Women: The Latest Allies In The Fight Against Marriage Equality

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments at the end of this month regarding whether individual states’ gay-marriage bans violate the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection for all citizens…

Beejoli Shah | April 13, 2015 - 4:30 pm

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

Love This: Edith Windsor Quote On A Tote

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 Windsor, an 84-year-old lesbian whose…

Jessica Wakeman | January 14, 2014 - 9:20 am

“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

“God’s Law” Cited As The Reason Openly Gay Lawmaker Blocked From Speaking On DOMA Ruling

The striking down of the Defense of Marriage Act is an enormous victory for same-sex marriage. Alas, there are always several assholes out there to remind us that ignorance and…

Mary Odell | June 28, 2013 - 1:20 pm

The New Yorker Memorializes DOMA With Controversial Bert And Ernie Cover

This week, the Supreme Court made the historic ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8 are both unconstitutional.  It’s an enormous victory for gays and lesbians, their families,…

Jessica Wakeman | June 28, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Butthurt Republican Vows Constitutional Ban On Gay Marriage

A Republican Congressman from Kansas is vowing to ban gay marriage with an amendment to the Constitution. Good luck with that, bro. [Raw Story]
Not that we should…

Jessica Wakeman | June 27, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Frisky Eats: 10 Rainbow Foods To Celebrate Sweet Victory

The Supreme Court’s decisions to strike down DOMA and Prop 8 deserve some serious celebration. And what food would be more fitting for this sweet, sweet victory than an array of rainbow…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | June 27, 2013 - 3:00 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

The Long Road To Marriage Equality in America & What This Week’s Rulings May Mean

After three months of deliberation, the Supreme Court of the United States is due to give rulings on the cases of Windsor v. United States and Hollingsworth v. Perry this…

Mary Odell | June 25, 2013 - 10:00 am

25 Marriage Equality Signs Making The Rounds On Facebook

By now, you’ve probably noticed more than a few of your friends have changed their Facebook profile photos to the image of an equals sign on a red background, showing…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 27, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Even Grumpy Cat Supports Gay Marriage, And She Hates Everything

Tardar Sauce is a wee bit misanthropic, but even Grumpy Cat herself won’t deny her support of gay marriage. We found this amazing portrait of the Grumpster made (we think!)…

Julie Gerstein | March 27, 2013 - 9:40 am

Beyonce Thinks “If You Like It You Should Be Able To Put A Ring On It”

Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” lyrics plus a marriage equality plea? We are all in.

Julie Gerstein | March 27, 2013 - 8:30 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

Why Bill Clinton Wants To Put An End To DOMA

The Supreme Court is preparing to take up the Defense of Marriage Act—and the very president who signed it is urging justices to strike it down. DOMA came at “a…

Newser | March 8, 2013 - 10:50 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