Topics :: Respect for Marriage Act
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By William Kapfer | Saturday Jun 29, 2013
Arizona has lately been acquiring a reputation as a right wing, out-of-touch backwater. People have reached this conclusion largely due to nationwide coverage of some of the more backward political personalities like Gov. Jan Brewer & Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
By Kilian Melloy | Friday Nov 11, 2011
GLBT equality organizations praised the Senate Judiciary Committee’s approval of a bill that would repeal an anti-gay law from 1996 that harms same-sex families.
By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Nov 10, 2011
Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill to repeal the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on Nov. 10, but observers predicted that the measure would have little chance of clearing the full Senate.
By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Oct 26, 2011
Still another nation is ready to step forward and offer gay and lesbian families full legal recognition and equality, as the United States lags further and further behind.
By Kilian Melloy | Friday Oct 14, 2011
A Senate panel will be pressing ahead with a bill that would repeal an anti-gay 1996 law that bans federal recognition of gay families.
By Kilian Melloy | Monday Jul 25, 2011
President Obama says DOMA should be abolished. At least one prominent journalist says that while it makes for a good sound bite, it’s just not going to happen this year. Here’s why it should.
By Kilian Melloy | Friday Jul 22, 2011
A journalist with a prominent gay publication says that the law to repeal DOMA doesn’t stand a chance of passing the House, assuming it finds approval from the Senate.
By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Mar 16, 2011
A bill that would repeal the 1996 anti-gay federal "Defense of Marriage" Act was submitted to both the House and the Senate on March 16.
By Kilian Melloy | Monday Mar 14, 2011
A number of Congressional Democrats have announced that they will re-introduce the Respect for Marriage Act, a bill that would repeal the anti-gay "Defense of Marriage" Act, on March 16.
By Kilian Melloy | Friday Dec 11, 2009
As matters stand in Congress right now, the Respect for Marriage Act--which would trump the anti-gay "Defense of Marriage" Act from 1996--lacks the support it needs to pass.
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