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Defense of Marriage Act

VIDEOS: Imperial Court royalty faces deportation

Allan Spyere, current Emperor of the Imperial Court de San Diego, was arrested Sunday and now faces deportation to his homeland of Brazil.

SLDN files motion in DOMA case

To expedite the ruling in its case seeking equal recognition, benefits and family support for current and former servicemembers who have equally sacrificed and served in the U.S. Armed Forces, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network yesterday filed a motion for summary judgment in its case McLaughlin v. U.S.

Senate panel to hold markup for bill to repeal DOMA

WASHINGTON – Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) said today that there would be a markup on the Respect for Marriage Act that would repeal the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Faith leaders lobby Congress for LGBT equality

“Religious leaders from across the country that run the gamut of faith traditions are speaking out on why, as a matter of faith, equality for all citizens is vital to our communities and our country.”

COMMENTARY: Time for DOMA to go the way of the dodo

Whether DOMA will be repealed remains very much in doubt. The House has a new Republican-Tea Party majority that is more conservative than the nation at large; polls show that a majority of American supports the repeal of DOMA.