Posted in general on June 26, 2013

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DOMA

A landmark win for gay rights today, as the Supreme Court struck down DOMA, aka the Defense of Marriage Act:

Justice Anthony Kennedy, speaking for the 5-4 majority, said DOMA was unconstitutional because it violated the right to liberty and to equal protection for gay couples.

"By seeking to displace this protection and treating those persons as living in marriages less respected than others, the federal statute" violates the Constitution, he said.

Dissenting were Justices John Roberts, Antonin Scalia, Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas.

The ruling means that more than 100,000 gay and lesbian couples who are legally married will be able to take advantage of tax breaks, pension rights and other benefits that are available to other married couples.

Four years ago, several gay couples who were married in Massachusetts launched a lawsuit to challenge DOMA, arguing it denied them equal protection of the laws. They won before a federal judge in Boston and before the federal appeals court there. - [LA Times]

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Comments (33)

Wonder how pissed the Catholic church is...

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2013 11:17 AM

about time..its 2013 in case anyone didn't have a calender!

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2013 11:27 AM

Thank you Supreme Court! Bravo!

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2013 11:33 AM

whatevs.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2013 11:44 AM

So this makes up for yesterday with the voting rights act?

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2013 11:54 AM

america finally got one right.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2013 12:00 PM

America got another one wrong.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2013 12:15 PM

and this has what to do with music?

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2013 12:27 PM

^Music, Photos, & News from a Vegan in Brooklyn

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2013 12:34 PM

and this has what to do with Brooklyn? or veganism?

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2013 12:56 PM

^NEWS!! IT IS NEWS! So hard to understand!

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2013 12:59 PM

When same sex marriage is finally nationally legalized, what are the gays going to do with their free time?

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2013 1:16 PM

No Homo. and I hate the Dallas Cowboys so No Romo.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2013 1:37 PM

1:16- you tell us.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2013 1:40 PM

1:16 they'll probably get married and continuing living their lives no longer as second class citizens.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2013 1:48 PM

i hope they all get AIDS and die

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2013 1:53 PM

This is a real victory for divorce lawyers everywhere!

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2013 2:04 PM

^Isn't the joke: What does a Lesbian bring on a 2nd date? A U-Haul.

Layers about to get PAID.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2013 2:14 PM

Rasta-Man no like Bwatty-Bwoy marriage.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2013 2:19 PM

I don't think the gays fully realize that the reason the heteros get and stay married is mostly to have and raise children. Remove that from the equation, and what's the point?

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2013 2:22 PM

Ever heard of adoption you simpleton ?

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2013 2:43 PM

^yeah good luck with that.

I've got no problem w/ gay marriage. I'm just saying (I'd go as far as saying: MOST) hetero marriages are entered into, and kept together, for children. Without children, I have no doubt that the divorce rate would be >75%. Is what it is.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2013 2:51 PM

I would be pissed if I got raised by gays.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2013 2:53 PM

As a married guy, gays I will tell you this: It get's worse!

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2013 2:54 PM

ny venues to do gay marriages before shows to show solidarity

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2013 3:23 PM

Solidarity? Gay marriage is already legal in NY.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2013 3:47 PM

Everyone knows people stay married for the tax breaks

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2013 4:33 PM

Another law signed by Bill Clinton & Charlie Shumer overturned!

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2013 11:56 PM

People have the right to be gay.

People should have the right to marry anyone or anything.

I have the right to say the behavior is totally disgusting and should never be promoted.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2013 11:41 AM

4:33 never heard of the marriage penalty for taxes?

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2013 11:57 AM

now queers can be miserable like the rest of us

Posted by Scooby Doosh | June 28, 2013 12:12 PM

Gosh, I just LOVE Ted Cruz. I just don't understand all the hate out there for him. WHERE does it come from? On what basis? I mean, I just don't get it!!

Posted by Jaelyn | May 29, 2014 10:16 AM

Motorbass released Flying Fingers in 1996, no samples kits back then ;) it's clear that John Roberts sampled Motorbass, and managed to turn it into an amazing track, he did a great job!

Posted by Tabb | October 6, 2014 6:08 AM

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