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WNYC News

Post-DOMA, Some Bi-National Couples Won't Return to U.S.

Monday, July 15, 2013

For some same-sex couples who had moved out of the United States to be able to live together, their ability to sponsor a spouse for a green card came too late.

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The Out From Under the DOMA Edition

Saturday, June 29, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the Supreme Court’s historic rulings on same-sex marriage and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The DOMA at the SCOTUS Edition

Saturday, March 30, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the Supreme Court oral arguments about two momentous gay marriage cases, one involving California’s Proposition 8 and the other focusing on the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). They also consider This American Life’s investigation of why so many Americans are receiving disability benefits.

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WNYC News

AG Schneiderman Joins Defense of Marriage Act Court Challenge

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman joined the court challenge against the Defense of Marriage Act — known as DOMA — that denies married gay couples federal benefits.

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The Takeaway

President Obama Changes Course on Defense Of Marriage Act

Thursday, February 24, 2011

President Barack Obama declared the Defense Of Marriage Act unconstitutional yesterday, and ordered the Justice Department to no longer defend it. The act, which was signed into law in by President Bill Clinton back in 1996, barred any federal recognition of same-sex marriages. Reactions were split between Democrats and Republicans. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), said, "while Americans want Washington to focus on creating jobs and cutting spending the president will have to explain why he thinks now is the appropriate time to stir up a controversial issue that sharply divides the nation."

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WNYC News

Advocates Applaud Obama's Decision to Drop Defense of Anti-Gay Marriage Law

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

WNYC

Gay rights advocates and civil libertarians are applauding the announcement by the Obama administration Wednesday that they will no longer defend the 15-year-old Defense of Marriage Act, the law that bans federal recognition of same-sex marriages.

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