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June 29, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Supreme Court strikes down Defense of Marriage Act

Supreme Court must defend equality Attorney David Boise (center) speaks while flanked by plantiff couples (from left to right) Paul Katami, Jeff Zarillo, Sandy Steier and Kris Perry after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional at the Supreme Court, June 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The…

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June 27, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Marriage equality granted limited victory in court rulings

Justice is being done Hundreds of people appeared at the old Federal Courthouse in downtown Seattle on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, to celebrate the striking down of the Defense of Marriage Act by the Supreme Court. [John Lok, The Seattle Times.] Martin Luther King Jr. preached, “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends…

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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 Allan Hoyle of North Carolina, with the large white sign, center, speaks out against gay marriage across from the street from the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. while supporters of gay marriage demonstrate alongside him. (CAROLYN KASTER / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) Would you buy gas at a gas…

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March 29, 2013 at 7:05 AM

Let states decide on same-sex marriage

This artist rendering shows Paul Clement, standing second right, with Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. seated, right, addressing the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, March 27, 2013, as the court heard arguments on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) case. Clement is defending DOMA on behalf of House Republicans. (DANA VERKOUTEREN / THE ASSOCIATED…

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