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DHS Opens Door to Same-Sex Immigrant Spouses

Homeland Security Secretary directs USCIS to review visa petitions in same manner as those filed for opposite-sex spouses.

A look at the expert witnesses in the marriage equality case

After DOMA was overturned just a few weeks ago, many are still outrage while others rejoice. This article discusses the expert witnesses in that monumental case.

TopFinds: A win for gay marriage, what's digital dementia?

The U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the Defense of Marriage Act, validating same-sex marriage for certain states. A new Leonard Cohen biography is released. How does smartphone culture give rise to "digital dementia?" Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

Op-Ed: DOMA ruling has far-reaching effects

Washington - The Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday as unconstitutional, but doing so affects much more than just gay marriage.

Judge halts deportation of gay married man after DOMA ruling

New York - A New York immigration judge has halted deportation proceedings against a gay Colombian who is legally married to an American man.

DOMA: Scalia slams majority opinion as 'legalistic argle-bargle'

Justice Antonin Scalia's dissent in the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling against DOMA is attracting media attention because of the strident tone of its lashing condemnation of the majority opinion, whose justifications he described as "legalistic argle-bargle.'

Supreme Court strikes down key portion of DOMA, passes on Prop 8

Washington - In a pair of historic decisions, the United States Supreme Court has ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, and dismissed a challenge to a lower court's ruling against Proposition 8, California's same-sex marriage ban.

Who's ready for marriage equality? Special

The debate over equal marriage rights in the US is reaching its peak. Canada was ready to grant marriage equality over 13 years ago, the UK hasn't got there yet, and the US is certainly amid a fiery discussion on the topic.

Op-Ed: SCOTUS not Attorneys Advocate for The Best Interest of the Child

The gavel-to-gavel analysis continues. A serious post-op debriefing is recommended. Were the attorneys sufficiently prepared for the Supreme Court of the United States' (SCOTUS') justices' targeted focus on the best interest of the child?

Op-Ed: Why gay marriage is worth the fight to get it right!

The United States Supreme Court has finally decided to hear the case about gay marriage. Why does this affect you? Because Marriage is in trouble regardless of which side you are on, pro gay marriage or traditional marriage.

Supreme Court to hear gay marriage cases

Washington - The United States Supreme Court will take up two cases involving same-sex marriage, giving the justices the historic opportunity to decide whether or not gay and lesbian Americans have the same constitutional right to marry as heterosexual couples.

Supreme Court to consider gay marriage Special

On Tuesday, November 6th Maine, Maryland and Washington voted to legalize same-sex marriage, while Minnesota voters rejected a proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.

DOMA is unconstitutional, U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White rules

San Francisco - A U.S. District Judge has ruled that the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. The judge said the statute betrays hostility towards gays and contradicts the tradition that frowns at the state interfering in private spousal relations.

Catholic bishops challenge Obama on religious freedom in the U.S.

Catholic bishops in the U.S. are worried about religious freedom in the country. They have decided to challenge President Barack Obama on what they say is his administration's assault on religious freedom.

Obama Administration: marriage between men and women indefensible

The Obama administration announced today that it will no longer offer legal resistance to the Defense of Marriage Act, signed into law by President Clinton in 1996.
 

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File photo: Gay marriage supporters celebrating the SCOTUS decision on DOMA  Prop 8 in Washington
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Sean Brooks (L) with his husband Steven
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