Just 16 years after DOMA's passage, striking it down can be seen as conservative


A three-judge panel of the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston has ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional….

PrintAa « Previous postJohn Edwards proves being despicable is not a crime View all posts Sound the death knell for DOMA Thursday May 31, 2012 10:04 PM By Alvin Bessent The appeals court that found the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional Thursday

BOSTON — A battle over a federal law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman appears headed for the Supreme Court after an appeals court ruled Thursday that denying benefits to married gay

DOMA affects a thousand or more generic cross-references to marriage in myriad federal laws. In most cases, the changes operate to the disadvantage of same-sex married couples in the half dozen or so states that permit

Carney explained the Obama administration's belief that DOMA is unconstitutional and noted it is no longer defending the law in court, but deferred further questions to the Justice Department. “That's the position the president has held for some time

  • Mayor Bloomberg vs. the Big Gulp
  • COLLEGE BASEBALL: Phil Pohl hits grand slam; Clemson beats Coastal Carolina
  • College baseball: Florida's Jonathon Crawford throws no-hitter in NCAA tournament
  • 2012 Spelling Bee champ wins with 'guetapens' (+video)
  • Chagas Disease FAQ
  • National Spelling Bee down to 9 finalists
  • Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, another federal court rules
  • George Will, Donald Trump trade insults
  • Aroldis Chapman, Cincinnati Reds flame-throwing reliever, arrested after …