Edith Windsor, whose case led to an appeals court striking down the Defense of Marriage Act.
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October 18, 2012 The case involved an 83-year-old woman who married her partner in Canada and was forced to pay taxes on an inheritance — taxes she would not have paid if their marriage was recognized legally. Same-sex marriage is an issue that's most likely headed to the Supreme Court.
May 31, 2012 The ruling from a federal appeals court in Boston is almost sure to be appealed to the Supreme Court.
November 10, 2011 It has no chance of passing. But because a 10-to-8 vote Thursday to approve a Defense of Marriage Act repeal bill was the first time an effort to end DOMA made legislative headway in Congress, Democrats on the panel were counting it as a success of sorts.
U.S. Navy Chief of Chaplains Rear Adm. Mark Tidd.
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May 11, 2011 At issue: The concern from some members of the House that allowing the ceremonies would violate the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.
March 30, 2011 The rules have not changed even though the administration no longer defends the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act.
March 4, 2011 Speaker Boehner said President Obama focused on social issues instead of jobs, as voters wanted. That charge led a gay rights group, Human Rights Campaign, to accuse Boehner of hypocrisy for doing what he accused the president of.
March 3, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of Nation, Defense of Marriage Act, and pulmonary embolisms. In the second hour, social media medicine and Libyan-Americans react to what's happening in Libya.
February 23, 2011 "A documented history of discrimination" against gays is among the reasons why the administration will no longer argue that the Defense of Marriage Act is constitutional, Attorney General Eric Holder says.
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