Defense of Marriage Act

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Gay marriage at high court: How a case can fizzle

WASHINGTON (AP) — A discussion by Supreme Court justices about walking away from a case challenging California’s voter-approved ban on gay marriage offers a rare glimpse at the court’s opaque internal workings.

03/28/2013

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High court skeptical of federal marriage law

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major gay rights case, the Supreme Court indicated Wednesday it could strike down the law that prevents legally married gay couples from receiving a range of federal benefits that go to other married people.

03/27/2013

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High court hears case on federal benefits for gays

WASHINGTON (AP) — In 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 gays from collecting federal benefits generally available to straight married couples.

03/27/2013

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Court grounds packed on first day of marriage case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Flag-waving and sign-carrying supporters and opponents of gay marriage staked out their own pieces of sidewalk Tuesday as they massed outside the Supreme Court for the first of two days of arguments in cases involving gay marriage.

03/26/2013

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Wide range of potential outcomes on gay marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court can choose from a wide array of outcomes in ruling on California’s Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage and the federal Defense of Marriage Act. The federal law is known by the shorthand DOMA.

03/23/2013

12-year-old’s letter to Chief Justice Roberts

Most 12-year-old kids might spend their free time watching TV or hanging out with friends. But not Daniel Martinez-Leffew. Daniel was adopted by gay dads and has sent a video to Justice John Roberts urging marriage equality.

03/22/2013

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Big push to support gay marriage at high court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prominent Republicans, retired military leaders and U.S. businesses are among the factions ready to ask the Supreme Court to support marriage equality in two cases up for argument next month.

02/26/2013

President Barack Obama

Justices asked to void marriage law provision

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration is asking the Supreme Court to declare unconstitutional a section of federal law that only recognizes male-female marriages.

02/23/2013

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Supreme Court to hear arguments on DOMA

A military spouse who was rejected for membership to the Association of Bragg Officers’ Spouses, on Fort Bragg, North Carolina, believes the club changed its rules to keep her out. Listen to KFWB legal analyst Royal Oakes discuss the matter.

01/08/2013

Supreme Court Justices

Court to hear gay marriage cases

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court will take up California’s ban on same-sex marriage, a case that could give the justices the chance to rule on whether gay Americans have the same constitutional right to marry as heterosexuals.

12/07/2012

NY court strikes down marriage act (audio)

NEW YORK (AP) – A federal appeals court in Manhattan has become the second in the nation to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued […]

10/19/2012

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