Entscheidungen des Supreme Court: Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) verfassungswidrig!

July 2, 2013

Letzte Woche entschied der US-Supreme Court über die Gleichstellung der gleichgeschlechtlichen Ehen mit der verfassungsrechtlich geschützten traditionellen Variante von Mann und Frau. Und siehe da: Trotz der einige Tage zuvor ergangenen Entscheidung, die Rassismus-Schutzklausel im Wahlrecht abzuschaffen, stellten die Richter die Homo-Ehe und die traditionelle Ehe auf Bundesebene gleich und kippten damit ein Bundesgesetz, dass…

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Defense of Marriage Act Challenged in Court

April 5, 2012

Following up on our article in January 2012 about the gay foreigner facing deportation despite being married to a U.S. citizen, five legally married same-sex couples have now filed a lawsuit challenging the 1996 federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which bans the U.S. government from recognizing same-sex marriages. Because of DOMA, the foreign spouse…

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Gay Man Faces Deportation Despite Marriage to U.S. Citizen

January 12, 2012

Frederic Deloizy, a French national, and Mark Himes, a Harrisburg, PA native, are a happily married couple with four young children. The couple met in 1990 in Pennsylvania and wed in California in 2008. Their happiness could soon be over, however. Deloizy spent the past two decades in and out of the United States leapfrogging…

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