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DOMA Goes Down

June 26, 2013

A key provision which denied certain federal benefits to gay couples in the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act was struck down in a 5-4 vote by the Supreme Court today.  The libs and conservatives voted predictably with Anthony O’Connor Kennedy being the swing vote. Writing for the majority, Justice Kennedy expressed that DOMA: “…imposes a disability [...]

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SCOTUS to Hear Arguments on Gay Marriage

March 26, 2013

Today the Supreme Court will hear the first of two cases dealing with gay marriage — the first being about California’s Proposition 8, the second about the constitutionality of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Prop 8 simply states: “Only marriage between a man and a woman is recognized in California.“  It passed with [...]

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House Puts Obama on Notice Regarding Libya

June 4, 2011

Yesterday the House of Representatives voted 268-145 to remind President Obama that he’s violated the War Powers Act in not asking for Congressional permission to keep a military operation running more than 60 days after it started.  It was a non-binding resolution, giving the President two weeks to get his act together.  Though merely symbolic [...]

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