Defense of Marriage Act

Same-Sex Marriage Heading For Supreme Court Vote? Both sides in the gay marriage debate agree on one thing: It's time for the Supreme Court to settle the matter.
Gay Couples Wed In Utah After Judge Overturns BanSalt Lake City's mayor led one of the state's first gay marriage ceremony.
Gay Marriage Rulings Mean Big Bucks For Wedding PlannersWedding season is about to kick into high-gear after two Supreme Court rulings on Wednesday.
Gay Marriage Rulings Bring Celebrations To SacramentoFew in the crowd on Wednesday have fought longer for gay rights than Ellen Pontac and Shelly Bailes. On the west steps of the Capitol, they joined hundreds celebrating two landmark Supreme Court rulings.
Mormon Family Celebrates Prop. 8 Defeat After Son Comes OutWendy Montgomery and her family greeted Wednesday’s news that the Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act and said would not rule on Proposition 8 with a smile.
No Supreme Court Decision Monday On Proposition 8, Defense Of Marriage ActWe won't find out today if same-sex marriages will be allowed again in California.
US Supreme Court Takes Up Defense Of Marriage ActIn the second of back-to-back gay marriage cases, the Supreme Court turned Wednesday to a constitutional challenge to the law that prevents legally married gay Americans from collecting federal benefits generally available to straight married couples.
U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments On California Same-Sex Marriage BanThe Supreme Court waded Tuesday into the fight over same-sex marriage at a time when public opinion is shifting rapidly in favor of permitting gay and lesbian couples to wed, but 40 states don’t allow it.
U.S. Supreme Court To Release Audio In Same-Sex Marriage Cases The Day They ConcludeThe Supreme Court will release audio recordings of next week's arguments in two gay marriage cases just a few hours after they conclude.
Gay Couples Could See Windfalls From Court ActionAccountants and tax attorneys anticipating the demise of the Defense of Marriage Act are already encouraging same-sex couples to seek prospective tax refunds, back retirement payments and other spousal subsidies they may have been denied.
Lesbian Federal Employee Wins Health Benefits CaseA federal judge in San Francisco ruled Wednesday that the U.S. government cannot deny health benefits to the wife of a lesbian court employee by relying on the 1996 law that bars government recognition of same-sex unions.
Federal Government Drops Defense Of Anti-Gay Marriage LawIn a major policy reversal, the Obama administration said Wednesday it will no longer defend the constitutionality of a federal law banning recognition of same-sex marriage.