Majority Support for Supreme Court’s DOMA Decision

By: Wednesday July 3, 2013 8:28 am

The Supreme Court’s decision to strike down key parts of the Defense of Marriage Act has received mostly positive support from the American people. According to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll, 56 percent approve of the Supreme Court’s decision to grant same-sex married couples the same federal benefits as other couples. The poll found [...]

Marriage Equality Will Come Before the Supreme Court Again Soon

By: Thursday June 27, 2013 7:21 am

One thing that the Supreme Court’s two rulings on Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 basically assured is that the Court is not done with this issue. By striking down the federal government’s refusal to recognize same-sex marriages preferred in states where it is legal but deciding not to address whether individual states can [...]

Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA

By: Wednesday June 26, 2013 7:33 am

In a 5-4 decision the Supreme Court has ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. Kennedy sided with the four liberals on the court. Most importantly, the majority found that DOMA is unconstitutional on equal protection grounds, which will give all married same sex couples equal treatment under federal law. Justice Kennedy writing [...]

Kennedy Seems Inclined Towards Striking Down DOMA

By: Wednesday March 27, 2013 11:12 am

Based on today’s Supreme Court oral arguments it appears that the Defense of Marriage (DOMA) Act may soon be history. While the oral arguments are not always a reliable indicator of the justices’ opinions, professional court watchers overwhelmingly feel the odds are very good that the Court will strike down the law. SCOTUSblog put the [...]

We’re Joining “Don’t Ask, Don’t Give” Boycott

By: Tuesday November 10, 2009 7:38 am

John and Joe at AmericaBlog are launching a donor boycott of the DNC, and we’re joining them. If you’re a member of OFA, you can “unsubscribe” here and let them know you’ll be back when these issues have been addressed.

OFA Not Big On Teh Gay

By: Tuesday November 3, 2009 9:42 am

AmericaBlog: Joe wrote last night about how the DNC’s “Organizing for America” organization (formerly known as “Obama for America”) emailed Maine voters yesterday about today’s election, but failed to mention the anti-gay ballot measure that is the number one issue in the state right now. Today things got worse. We just received a copy of [...]

Because Someone’s Got To Liberate the Veal Pen….

By: Sunday October 11, 2009 9:29 am

John Aravosis: What did President Obama say new tonight? Absolutely nothing. What did the Human Rights Campaign get in exchange for once again giving our president cover for all of his broken promises to our community? Absolutely nothing. I like HRC, I know a lot of people who work there, I’ve defended them when others [...]

Tammy Baldwin: We Must Be Impatient, But I Will Attend the DNC Gala

By: Wednesday June 17, 2009 8:08 pm

Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) made some very encouraging activist noises while being interviewed by Rachel Maddow this evening. She said that she too is impatient, but said she’ll go to the big LGBT DNC gala next week in order to convey the urgency of passing her Domestic Partners bill for Federal employees, as well as repealing DOMA.

Getting bills to the President’s desk for him to sign is the most important step for the Congress.

Obama Remix: Inspirational for Repeal of DOMA and CA’s Prop 8

By: Sunday November 16, 2008 7:03 pm

While Los Angeles radio DJ Paul V put this smashmix of Barack Obama’s speeches, techno, rap and world music together (along with a few choice lines from Gov GILF as a counterpoint) before the election, the words of our president-elect resonate strongly in light of California’s passage of Prop 8 and the passage of Propositions [...]