What next for marriage in the US?

Blaise Joseph | 03 July 2013 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: DOMA, marriage, United States

Tying Windsor’s knot

Dwight G. Duncan | 28 June 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: DOMA, Proposition 8, same-sex marriage, Supreme Court, US v. Windsor
Those states which do not recognise same-sex marriage will not be forced to do so after this week's decisions. But for how long?

Supreme Court marriage rulings shift American government tradition

Sheila Liaugminas | 28 June 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: DOMA, gay marriage, Justice Anthony Kennedy, Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice Samuel Alito, Obama Father's Day speech, Proposition 8, Reagan Father's Day proclamation, Supreme Court marriage rulings, US Supreme Court
We have always been a nation whose government serves by the consent of the governed, with separate and enumerated powers, states’ rights, rule of law and all that. Things have been ‘evolving,' in popular parlance. With the Supreme Court rulings on marriage this week, we got a paradigm shift from self-government to ‘the tyranny of the majority,’ though that needs clarification to understand the meaning of “majority”, the way most of the language we’re using these days could benefit from clarification.

What’s next for “the holy estate of matrimony”?

Robert R. Reilly | 27 June 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: DOMA, same-sex marriage, US v. Windsor
The recent Supreme Court decision in US v. Windsor denies that marriage is a natural institution and redefines it as an artificial construct.

Some reflections on the US Supreme Court rulings

Blaise Joseph | 27 June 2013 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: civil unions legislation, DOMA, United States

US Supreme Court strikes down DOMA, refuses to rule on Prop 8

Blaise Joseph | 27 June 2013 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: civil unions legislation, DOMA, United States

DOMA is Dead, long live DOMA!

Paul T. Thordarson | 31 May 2013 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: civil unions legislation, DOMA, domestic partnerships

Mutable or immutable?

Robert R. Reilly | 27 May 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: DOMA, genetic determinism, homosexuality
Homosexuals are born that way, gay activists argue vehemently. How is it that so many have changed?

The trials of marriage

| 26 March 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Defense of Marriage Act, DOMA, French marriage demonstrations, March for Marriage, Proposition 8, same-sex marriage, Supreme Court hearing on marriage
The US Supreme Court hears opening arguments on same-sex marriage law Tuesday. It’s been on trial for years.

New York court rules DOMA unconstitutional

Michael Cook | 19 October 2012 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: DOMA, United States

Navy changes course on marriage instruction

Sheila Liaugminas | 13 May 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: DOMA, Navy chaplains, same-sex marriage
They’re getting mixed messages. Which reflects the mixed signals when the federal government declares a federal law indefensible, though it remains an enforceable law. What?

Tactical intimidation

Matthew J. Franck | 10 May 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: DOMA, same-sex marriage
Supporters of same-sex marriage are ready to shut down free speech. Cowardice and lack of integrity are not the way to fight back.

Obama abandons defence of marriage

James S. Cole | 01 March 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Constitution, DOMA, marriage
The President has decided not to stand up for the Defense of Marriage Act. But supporters of families may end up thanking for it.

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