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DOMA decision cited to block Michigan law

Jul 6, 2013

A federal judge has blocked a Michigan law barring domestic partner benefits for public school and local government employees, citing... Read more

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan.

US bishops: court ruling cannot change essence of marriage

Jun 27, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s rulings on DOMA and Proposition 8, the bishops of the U.S. are calling... Read more

Archbishop Timothy Broglio at Langley Air Force Base, Va on March 13, 2012. USAF photo by Senior Airman Stephanie Rubi.

Marriage ruling raises questions of religious freedom

Jun 27, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

After the Supreme Court narrowly ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, religious leaders are highlighting the... Read more

Kim Daniels (Left) and Dr. Anne Hendershott.

'Gay marriage' is not inevitable, analysts say

Jun 26, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

Despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on “gay marriage,” experts in law and sociology said they do not believe the... Read more

Rev. William Owens, Sr., president of the Coalition of African-American pastors.

Family advocates say marriage ruling ignores children

Jun 26, 2013

As the Supreme Court handed down its historic rulings on “gay marriage,” an array of family advocates are warning that... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court.

Supreme Court strikes down DOMA, dismisses Prop 8

Jun 26, 2013

By Michelle La Rosa

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act is... Read more

US Supreme Court

Chief Justice refutes claim that gay lobby is politically powerless

Mar 27, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts suggested that the gay community is so politically powerful that it does not need... Read more

Obama officials, Republican group advocate 'gay marriage'

Feb 28, 2013

Both President Barack Obama’s administration and a group of Republican officials have filed briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court calling... Read more

Leon Panetta, US Secretary of Defense.

Pentagon criticized for offering spousal benefits to gay couples

Feb 13, 2013

The Department of Defense has drawn criticism over new policies providing same-sex partners some of the benefits normally reserved to... Read more

United States Supreme Court

Redefining marriage creates conflict, bishops warn Supreme Court

Jan 30, 2013

In recent legal briefs filed with the Supreme Court, the U.S. bishops warned that a redefinition of marriage would create... Read more

The Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse, home of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Federal appeals court rules against Defense of Marriage Act

Oct 18, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

A federal appeals court struck down a key portion of the federal Defense of Marriage Act in a New York... Read more


Family groups say anti-DOMA decision threatens marriage

May 31, 2012

The legal definition of marriage nationwide is at risk because of a federal appeals court decision that declared part of... Read more