With tag: same-sex_marriage
Maine Votes On Whether To Permit Same-Sex Marriage
When Maine last voted on same-sex marriage in 2009, a debate over what school teachers
would be forced to say to children about gay marriage dominated the discussion. This time around, the topic has remained largely on the sidelines.
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.
Trial Underway In Custody Flight Case
selection is set to begin in a Vermont federal court today for a
Virginia man charged with helping a woman flee the United States with
her daughter, rather than share custody of the
girl with her former same-sex partner.
Federal Judge Says Parts Of DOMA Unconstitutional
federal judge in Connecticut has ruled that part of a federal law that defines
marriage as between a man and a woman and denies federal benefits to married
gay couples is unconstitutional.
Mass. Court Recognizes Vermont Civil Unions
The highest court in Massachusetts has found that civil unions for same-sex couples in Vermont should be treated as the equivalent of marriage in Massachusetts.
Lawsuits Challenge Defense Of Marriage Act
Two new lawsuits have been filed on behalf of
gay and lesbian couples in four states to challenge a 1996 law denying married same
sex couples federal benefits.
NH Takes Up Repeal Of Same-Sex Marriage
Three weeks after New Hampshire legalized same sex marriage, opponents are asking the
House to repeal the law and let voters amend the constitution to define
marriage exclusively as between a man and a woman.
Civil Union Decision 10-Years Old
It's been a decade since the Vermont Supreme
Court ruled in a groundbreaking case that led to the state's civil unions law.
Gay Marriage A Rare Defeat On Floor Of NY Senate
The New York
Senate vote knocking down same sex marriage is one of the few times in Albany when the outcome of a vote wasn't known before the
measure went to the floor.