All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘doma’

Lily Tomlin Casually Announces Plans To Marry

Lily Tomlin, who has been with her partner Jane Wagner for 42 years, said recently that the Supreme Court rulings on DOMA have made them think about getting married. The 74-year old actress and comedian says they don’t want anything traditional, but now that the doors have been opened up for them to make things official they want to take …

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DOMA Ruling May Alter Campaign Finance Laws

On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision in the high-profile case U.S. v. Windsor, overturning the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). While the long-term ramifications of this decision are still being sifted through, and will not likely become apparent until people start claiming benefits and other things they are now entitled to, one surprising effect has …

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Proposition 8 To Receive HBO Documentary

For those unfamiliar with Proposition Eight (or, as it’s usually referred to, “Prop 8″), how is life underneath that giant rock? Sorry I haven’t dropped by for a visit yet, I’ve just been so busy lately and, well, you know how things can get. Now, all joking aside…. For those unfamiliar with Prop 8, the nitty gritty of the situation …

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Feeling Pride Following DOMA Ruling? Facebook Lets You Show It with a Rainbow

On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court made an historic ruling, striking down the nearly two-decade old Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional. The act, which defined marriage as strictly between a man and a woman in the eyes of the federal government, was enacted back in 1996. With the ruling, state-sanctioned gay marriages will now be recognized as valid by …

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DOMA Talk on Facebook Hit 4 Million Mentions, Zuck Issues Personal Statement

According to Facebook, chatter on the social network concerning the Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn parts of the Defense of Marriage Act reached a fever pitch by early afternoon on Wednesday. And from the hours of 9 am EST to 4 pm EST, Facebook counted 4 million related mentions. As you might expect, “DOMA” was the most popular terms yesterday, …

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