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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New York State Legalizes Same-sex Marriage

June 28, 2011

Last Friday Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law making New York the sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage. When the law takes effect on July 24 it will double the number of people in the United States living in a state that allows same-sex marriage. The bill will provide same-sex couples many of…

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