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Defense Of Marriage Act

  1. the supremes
    Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA, Passes on Prop 8Both by 5–4 votes.
  2. equal rites
    New York Appeals Court Rules Defense of Marriage Act UnconstitutionalThat’s two.
  3. equal rites
    New York State Challenges DOMAThat was quick.
  4. equal rites
    More Federal Cases Against DOMA PlannedTwo more cases will be filed today against the Defense of Marriage Act.
  5. equal rites
    Bill Clinton Backs Same-Sex MarriageNot federally, though. Just “personally.”
  6. early and often
    Obama Tells Gays to Be Patient“I know that many in this room don’t believe progress has come fast enough,” the president told a group of gays and lesbians yesterday. “And I understand that.”
  7. early and often
    Obama’s Sly, New — Liberal — Strategy to Undermine Clinton Yesterday, Barack Obama released an open letter about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender equality, stating that “it’s wrong to have millions of Americans living as second-class citizens in this nation.” Obama is broadly committed to issues of special importance to gays, from advocating benefits for domestic partners of federal employees to supporting equal treatment for same-sex couples under immigration law to fighting HIV infection in prisons. But there’s also a larger context to his opposition to the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy and his desire to completely repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. Obama’s doing a little coming out of his own — as an anti-Clintonian liberal.