Tag: defense of marriage act

Guide to oral arguments on Prop 8, DOMA

Editor’s Note: The following is the fourth in a four-part series to prepare readers for what to expect March 26 and 27 when the U.S. Supreme Court takes up the marriage equality cases. LISA KEEN | Keen News Service Two of the...

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Marriage support from an unexpected source

The Baltimore Sun reports that Dick Cheney — yes that Dick Cheney — the former Vice President — is lending his support to passage of a bill sponsored by Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley. The Cheneys now live in Maryland.

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2011: an ‘epic’ year for marriage equality

Gay marriage advocates saw some setbacks, but progress, especially in opinion polls, is encouraging Dana Rudolph  |  Keen News Service lisakeen@mac.com One leading advocate has called 2011 an “epic” year for marriage equality....

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Judiciary committee passes measure to repeal DOMA

Sponsor acknowledges votes aren’t there yet to get Respect for Marriage Act approved by Senate Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service lisakeen@me.com The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Nov. 10, voted to recommend passage...

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Testing a new era: Who defines spouse?

IN DOUBT BECAUSE OF DOMA | NCLR attorney Shannon Minter, third from left, stands with other marriage equality supporters outside the California State Supreme Court during a March, 2008 press conference. Minter says that...

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BREAKING: President certifies DADT repeal

President Barack Obama is shown signing the law repealing ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ on Dec. 22, 2010. After a delay of more than six months during which the U.S. military branches received training on DADT...

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