Tag Archives: Defense of Marriage Act

Brian Sims, Pennsylvania Lawmaker, Silenced On DOMA By Colleagues Citing ‘God’s Law’

By Mollie Reilly An openly gay lawmaker was silenced by colleagues on the Pennsylvania House floor Thursday when he attempted to speak about the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act. State Rep. Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia) … Continue reading

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Supreme Court gay marriage rulings lead to celebrations

By Dana Milbank The moment Justice Anthony Kennedy said the words — “Section 3 of DOMA is in violation of the Fifth Amendment” — a muffled cheer pierced the quiet in the Supreme Court chamber. Heads turned to the audience and … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court’s Constitutional Hypocrisy

By Ari Berman In his dissent in the Defense of Marriage Act case today, Justice Scalia wrote: “We have no power to decide this case. And even if we did, we have no power under the Constitution to invalidate this … Continue reading

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As The Supreme Court Considers DOMA, Boehner Goes Mum

By Igor Volsky House Republicans have paid former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement $3 million to defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, but as the legal challenge is heard at Supreme Court on Wednesday morning, GOP leaders … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense Of Marriage Act

By Eyder Peralta In a highly anticipated ruling today, the Supreme Court ruled the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. “DOMA is unconstitutional as a deprivation of the equal liberty of persons that is protected by the Fifth Amendment,” SCOTUSblog reports. The … Continue reading

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