Defense of Marriage Act
Married same-sex couples were overjoyed with the Supreme Court’s decision Wednesday to strike down a key part of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.
Spectators camped out outside the U.S. Supreme Court Monday night for a chance to witness two days of arguments in the showdown over same-sex marriage.
The U.S. Supreme Court did not make an expected decision Monday on whether to hear a lower court’s decision regarding Proposition 8.
Backers of California’s ban on same-sex marriages asked the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday to overrule a federal appeals court that struck down the measure as unconstitutional, a move that means the bitter, four-year court fight over Proposition 8 could soon be resolved.
The East Los Angeles County Clerk’s office refused marriage licenses to several same-sex couples who requested them today. The attempt was part of the 10th Annual Marriage Counter Actions, a nationwide effort tied to Valentine’s Day to win support for the repeal of Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act.