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June 29, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Supreme Court strikes down Defense of Marriage Act

Supreme Court must defend equality In his dissenting opinion in United States v. Windsor, Justice Antonin Scalia laments that, in invalidating the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the Supreme Court has pawned the gift of democracy that the Founding Fathers left us. [“Victories for gay marriage, but still not law of land,” page one, June…

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June 27, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Marriage equality granted limited victory in court rulings

Justice is being done Martin Luther King Jr. preached, “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” [“Victories for gay marriage, but still not law of land,” page one, June 27.] I celebrate this decision. There is more work to be done, but the wave of justice and history is one…

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April 1, 2013 at 6:04 AM

Same-sex marriage as a state issue

Civil-rights issues should be resolved on federal level Bruce Ramsey is wrong [“Supreme Court should let each state decide same-sex marriage,” Opinion, March 27]. Marriage equality is very much a civil-rights issue, and one that needs to be resolved at the federal level. And it is perfectly reasonable to compare its history with that of slavery…

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March 30, 2013 at 6:31 AM

Gay marriage cases heard in Supreme Court

Marriage more sacred when not founded on discrimination Would you buy gas at a gas station with a sign saying “No Gays Allowed!” Well, if you had no choice, you would. But if you had the choice between two gas stations, one with the sign and one without, you’d go to the one that doesn’t discriminate. You…

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March 29, 2013 at 7:05 AM

Let states decide on same-sex marriage

Spousal rights would not be recognized out of state Bruce Ramsey advocates that each state should decide whether a gay couple is married or not [“Supreme Court should let each state decide same-sex marriage,” Opinion, March 27]. Thus, a legally married couple from Massachusetts visits Hartford, Conn., where one is hospitalized, and the spouse…

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