Tag Archive | DOMA

US: Senate Judiciary Republicans Continue Approving Trump’s Anti-LGBT Agenda

US: Senate Judiciary Republicans Continue Approving Trump’s Anti-LGBT Agenda

On 9th November, the US Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to move forward with the nomination of Gregory Katsas to the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which is often described as the second most powerful court in the country behind the U.S. Supreme Court. Gregory Katsas is currently the Deputy […]

US: LGBT Rights Group Remembers Edith Windsor

US: LGBT Rights Group Remembers Edith Windsor

On Tuesday (12th) the American gay rights group, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) responded to the tragic news that Edith ‘Edie’ Windsor has passed away at the age of 88. “Edie Windsor is a hero and civil rights icon who pushed our country closer to the promise of a more perfect union” said HRC President […]

US: What’s at Stake? Potential for Nationwide Marriage Equality When Supreme Court Rules

US: What’s at Stake? Potential for Nationwide Marriage Equality When Supreme Court Rules

The HRC’s Legal Director, Sarah Warbelow, points out clearly the implications for the LGBT community in the United States of the three possible SCOTUS outcomes This summer, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) will finally announce a decision on the historic marriage equality case currently before the justices. The Court heard oral arguments in […]

Edie Windsor to get back $363,000?

Edie Windsor, the New Yorker in the DOMA case, sued the federal government after the Internal Revenue Service denied her request for a refund of $363,000 federal estate taxes, which she had paid after the death of her spouse, Thea Spyer, in 2009. She also had filed a protective claim with the New York State […]

After DOMA: What Happens Next?

After DOMA: What Happens Next?

While it would be lovely to think that the recent repeal of DOMA instantly grants the full rights and entitlements to gay and lesbian married couples, the situation is sadly more complicated than that. The Human Rights Campaign uploaded this video, explaining why decisions at a federal level in the U.S. don’t immediately affect state […]

Bert and Ernie – The New Yorker Magazine DOMA Cover

People are getting all bent out of shape,  on both sides of the gay marriage/DOMA debate, because the New Yorker’s latest cover is of Bert and Ernie, the lovable Sesame Street confirmed bachelors, sitting on a couch together, watching the news. It was drawn by Jack Hunter on Tumblr, and submitted to the New Yorker, […]

Huelskamp Plans FMA To Block Same-sex Marriage

Congressman Tim Huelskamp, a Republican (Kansas) and tea party member, has said he plans to introduce a Federal Marriage Amendment, to block same-sex marriage in the US.  He made the following statement about the Supreme Court decision on DOMA, and his proposed plan,  on Wednesday (26th):

Congress to Repeal Doma Completely, with Respect for Marriage Bill

The Respect for Marriage DOMA repeal bill has been reintroduced to both houses in the US yesterday. This will wipe out the last vestiges of the DOMA legislation, and ensure that whereever same-sex married couples live, they will be assured of their federal entitlements, regardless of whether same-sex marriage is legal in that state or […]

Gay Binational Couples Allowed Live in US

Gay Binational Couples Allowed Live in US

In light of yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling on DOMA and Prop. 8, the United States Government has already started receiving applications for spousal visas by same-sex couples, where one of the partners is a non-US citizen. Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, said that the Department will now allow U.S. citizens to […]

US Supreme Court Removes Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

US Supreme Court Removes Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

In what will be marked as an incredibly historic day for LGBT rights, the US Supreme Court has approved same-sex marriage at a federal level by voting against Prop 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act. The decisions made in the Supreme Court earlier today mean that same-sex marriages are legal once again in California, […]