With tag: defense_of_marriage_act
Justice Department Drops Defense Of DOMA
Justice Department lawyer has been forced by a federal appeals panel in New York to explain the government's decision to stop
defending the Defense of Marriage Act.
Vermont Joins States In Challenging Anti-Gay Marriage Law
By Kirk Carapezza
Vermont is joining with New York and Connecticut in filing a brief urging a federal court to strike down the law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell says the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA,
denies same-sex couples of a wide range of federal benefits.
Leahy Hails Obama Endorsement Of Marriage Bill
By Ross Sneyd
Sen. Patrick Leahy is hailing President
Barack Obama's support for legislation that would repeal the Defense of
Marriage Act and have the federal government grant legal recognition to married