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After DOMA, legal issues remain

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this year striking down part of a statute barring the recognition of same-sex marriage under federal law has created confusion on the ground as same-sex couples begin applying for benefits they still may not ...

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Supreme Court strikes federal marriage provision

Plaintiffs in “Hollingsworth v. Perry,” the California Proposition 8 case, react on steps of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday after justices cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California. From left are, Jeff Zarrillo, and his partner Paul Katami, attorney David Boies, and Sandy Stier and her partner Kris Perry. Earlier, the court struck down one of the major provisions of DOMA which had denied federal benefits to married gay couples. AP Images

WASHINGTON — In a major victory for gay rights, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage ...

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U.S. Supreme Court asked to consider DOMA case

The solicitor general is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to ignore the front of the line in the Defense of Marriage Act petitions for certiorari and instead agree to hear the last one filed. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr., ...

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Delay in DOMA cases?

New filing are expected at the U.S. Supreme Court in pending certiorari petitions involving the constitutional challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act, a law prohibiting the federal recognition of same-sex marriages even where they are allowed under state law. ...

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Second Circuit nixes DOMA

NEW YORK — A divided Second Circuit struck down the Defense of Marriage Act Thursday as unconstitutional, joining an appeals court in Boston in rejecting the law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. The U.S. Supreme ...

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Gay marriage arguments occur in US appeals court

NEW YORK — A Justice Department lawyer has been forced by a federal appeals panel in New York to explain the government’s decision to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act. Acting Assistant Attorney General Stuart Delery was put in ...

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Plaintiff thrilled with gay marriage court ruling

NEW YORK — The 82-year-old plaintiff in a lawsuit that challenged the federal Defense of Marriage Act said Thursday she was delighted and elated by a New York judge’s ruling in her favor. “Obviously I’m thrilled with the judge’s decision,” ...

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