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Potential SCOTUS Review of DOMA Presents Potential Pivotal Moment for Gay Rights in America

On Friday this week, the US Supreme Court judges are expected to announce which, if any, cases related to gay rights they will review. At stake are not only the right to marry and federal recognition of marriage-related financial benefits for same-sex couples who are already married.

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Second Circuit Court of Appeals Strikes Defense of Marriage Act in Sweeping Decision

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A conservative judge issued a stunning rebuke of the Defense of Marriage Act, teeing the law up for Supreme Court review.

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SCOTUS, the ACA, and DOMA: The Parallels Between Same-Sex Constituitonal Challenges And Reproductive Rights

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Thanks to the ruling in the Affordable Care Act, the battle over same-sex marriage may start to look more like the battle over reproductive rights.

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Marriage Equality: As Go Millennials, So Goes the Nation

The movement on marriage equality is an example of how quickly change can now occur in our society when propelled by a generation that is technologically savvy and willing to challenge preconceived norms of older generations.

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Thrice-Married Newt Gingrich Pledges to Uphold Marriage While Billboard Applauds Him for Cheating

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The same week that Newt Gingrich agrees to “uphold the institution of marriage through fidelity in his own marriage,” an online dating site congratulates the thrice-married candidate for his own infidelity and suggests that Americans have finally realized that extramarital affairs are not political deal breakers.

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Senate Committee Holds Hearings on Repealing Defense of Marriage Act

The Defense of Marriage Act denies a host federal benefits to those gay and lesbian couples who have legally married in DC and the six states that recognize same-sex marriage. Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee held hearings on a repeal of that discriminatory law.

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Roundup: Trump Believes in Right to Privacy, But Doesn’t See How it Relates to Abortion

An empty women’s shelter built by the U.S. military in Kyrgyzstan; three-parent IVF is a possibility; Boehner hires a DOMA attorney; and Donald Trump doesn’t see the relationship between a right to privacy and abortion.

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Morning Roundup: Feinstein Introduces DOMA Repeal

Michigan and Maryland’s slew of anti-abortion bills, trends in banning insurance coverage of abortion, Arizona voting on race and sex abortion ban, Bobby Franklin says something crazy, and Sen. Feinstein introduces repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act.

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Obama Promises, Then Punts, on LGBT Rights

Obama and the Democrats, the ostensible allies of LGBT tax-paying citizens, have repeatedly chickened out and sold out gay rights whenever flashed an opportunity to pander. And we’re sick of it.

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