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Tag: Defense of Marriage Act

July 21, 2011 | 3:34 pm

Debate on Repealing the Defense of Marriage Act

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Yesterday on KQED Radio’s Forum, host Michael Krasny and guests debated the Respect for Marriage Act, a repeal of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which legally defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, which has the effect of denying a range of benefits to same-sex married couples that are afforded […]

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Video Replay: Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Repeal of Defense of Marriage Act

July 20, 2011 | 9:06 am

Video Replay: Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Repeal of Defense of Marriage Act

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C-SPAN has posted the last 50 minutes of today’s Senate Judiciary Committee’s consideration of a repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 law that legally defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, and precludes any requirement that one state recognize same-sex marriages that are legal in another. The repeal […]

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Morning Splash: SJ OKs Budget; Calif Dems Set to Pass Budget; Bankruptcy Court Blasts DOMA

June 15, 2011 | 7:49 am

Morning Splash: SJ OKs Budget; Calif Dems Set to Pass Budget; Bankruptcy Court Blasts DOMA

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San Jose City Council approves mayor’s budget (San Jose Mercury News) Ten percent pay cuts from city workers — including a last-minute deal with police — helped ease San Jose’s layoff toll as a divided City Council voted Tuesday to approve Mayor Chuck Reed’s budget proposals for closing a $115 million shortfall. But because employee […]

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Scott Shafer Recaps Yesterday’s Same-Sex Marriage Developments

February 24, 2011 | 8:21 am

Scott Shafer Recaps Yesterday’s Same-Sex Marriage Developments

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Prop 8 Opponents to Court: Hurry Up! In some ways the Defense of Marriage Act(DOMA) is the biggest federal barrier to equality for gay and lesbian Americans. It prevents same sex couples who get married in states where it’s legal from getting federal rights bestowed on other married couples, like tax breaks and Social Security […]

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February 23, 2011 | 3:26 pm

Olsen, Boies Want Stay on Same-Sex Marriage Lifted; Prop 8 Lawyer Reacts

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Today was a busy day on the same-sex marriage front. First, Attorney General Eric Holder sent a letter to Congress announcing that the Obama administration now holds the Defense of Marriage Act — the federal law that defines marriage as a legal union between one man and one woman — to be unconstitutional. Then, attorneys […]

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