Tag Archive | same-sex marriage

Marriage Equality: Federal Appeals Court Rules On DOMA

The New York State Federal Appeals Court has ruled that the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional.  Last summer New York state made same-sex marriage legal but couples are still denied federal rights and protections, such as filing a joint federal tax return, because of DOMA.  You can read the ruling in its […]

He Is Definitely Not Our Friend

Gov Romney Didnt Know Gay People Had Families | Advocate.com. Perhaps Romney’s most egregious dismissal dealt a heavy blow to Goodridge, who asked the governor what she should tell her 8-year-old daughter as to why their state’s governor said her moms couldn’t get married. “I don’t really care what you tell your adopted daughter,” Romney […]

Same-Sex Marriage

Wave of Briefs Filed in Edie Windsor’s DOMA Case | Advocate.com. Windsor married her spouse Thea Spyer in Canada in 2007, and their marriage was recognized by their home state of New York. When Spyer died in 2009 after a long battle with multiple sclerosis, Windsor was forced to pay more than $360,000 in estate […]

Gay Marriage Plank Will Be In Democratic Party Platform At Convention

Gay Marriage Plank Will Be In Democratic Party Platform At Convention. It is about time.