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Jul 6, 2013 - 01:08 pm .- A federal judge has blocked a Michigan law barring domestic partner benefits for public school and local government employees, citing the Supreme Court ruling that struck down portions of the Defense of Marriage Act.
Jun 28, 2013 - 12:08 am .- In the wake of the Supreme Court’s rulings on DOMA and Proposition 8, the bishops of the U.S. are calling on the faithful to work to strengthen marriage and witness to its true meaning.
Jun 27, 2013 - 05:03 pm .- After the Supreme Court narrowly ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, religious leaders are highlighting the need to respect religious liberty in the United States.
Jun 26, 2013 - 05:50 pm .- Despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on “gay marriage,” experts in law and sociology said they do not believe the national discussion on the matter is over.  
Jun 26, 2013 - 03:08 pm .- As the Supreme Court handed down its historic rulings on “gay marriage,” an array of family advocates are warning that the decisions could have long-lasting negative impacts on families and society.
Jun 26, 2013 - 09:39 am .- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, and the federal government must recognize “gay marriages” accepted by individual states.
Mar 27, 2013 - 03:11 pm .- Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts suggested that the gay community is so politically powerful that it does not need special protections, citing the rapid change in public opinion over same-sex marriage.
Feb 28, 2013 - 12:08 am .- Both President Barack Obama’s administration and a group of Republican officials have filed briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court calling for marriage to be redefined to include same-sex partners.
Feb 13, 2013 - 05:09 pm .- The Department of Defense has drawn criticism over new policies providing same-sex partners some of the benefits normally reserved to military spouses.
Jan 30, 2013 - 05:08 pm .- In recent legal briefs filed with the Supreme Court, the U.S. bishops warned that a redefinition of marriage would create an “engine of conflict” that threatens freedom of religion, speech and other liberties.
Oct 18, 2012 - 05:30 pm .- A federal appeals court struck down a key portion of the federal Defense of Marriage Act in a New York case, renewing calls for the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the issue of “same-sex marriage.”
May 31, 2012 - 05:00 pm .- The legal definition of marriage nationwide is at risk because of a federal appeals court decision that declared part of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional for restricting federal benefits to married opposite-sex couples, pro-family leaders say.