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BREAKING NEWS: DOMA ruled unconstitutional in California case

The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) violates the U.S. Constitution’s equal protections clause, a federal judge ruled today in an important test case in California that could have national implications.

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.

Broad coalition launches to repeal DOMA

51% of voters oppose DOMA while only 34% favor it, according to a March 2011 poll by HRC and Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research.

Gay, binational couple joins fight against federal antigay law

Mark Himes of Philadelphia and Frenchman Frederic Deloizy meet in 1990 and fell in love, got legally married in California in 2008, and are raising four adopted children. They are fighting the government over DOMA, and determined to win.

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.

Gov. Brown, Mayor Sanders urge Congress to repeal DOMA

Gov. Jerry Brown and San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders have joined several other state and local leaders across the country in urging the federal government to recognize same-sex marriages by passing the Respect for Marriage Act.