Defense of Marriage Act

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How gay marriage won in the US


A quarter-century ago, America was far from married to the idea of same-sex marriage.

A close-up photo of two mothers holding their two sons.

How a US policy is tearing apart this same-sex couple and their children


Ending the secret lives of being both gay and undocumented

Conflict & Justice

For one gay couple, immigration reform could make all the difference

Global Politics

U.S. Supreme Court Justices appear skeptical of Defense of Marriage Act

Global Politics

U.S. Supreme Court appears cautious of broad gay marriage ruling

Global Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court heard the first of two cases regarding same-sex marriage on Tuesday. California’s ban known as Proposition 8 came under scrutiny. But one legal scholar says the Court might find a way to avoid issuing a national ruling on the right for same-sex couples to marry.

Federal appeals court declares Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional

Global Politics

An appeals court ruled Thursday that the Defense of Marriage Act, which denies several federal benefits to gay married couples, is unconstitutional.

Law firm refuses to defend the Defense of Marriage Act

Global Politics

Republicans in the US House of Representatives had hired a law firm, King and Spalding, to defend the Defense of Marriage Act. King and Spalding has now announced it is withdrawing from the case.

The World

Bi-National Lesbian Couple to Apply for Green Card After US Supreme Court Rulings

Conflict & Justice

Anchor Carol Hills speaks to a lesbian married couple in San Diego about their thoughts on yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act.

International Spotlight on Supreme Court Rulings on Gay Marriage

Conflict & Justice

The Supreme Court decisions in favor of gay marriage are being celebrated and talked about around the world. Lester Feder is a freelance journalist reporting on same-sex marriage in other countries.