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June 27, 2013

The Supreme Court’s Decisions Raise More Questions Than Answers

COMMENTARY

June 26, 2013

Supreme Court Overturns Part of DOMA, Dismisses Proposition 8 Case

In a pair of 5-4 decisions, the court delivers two legal blows against the traditional definition of marriage.

June 26, 2013

Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA, Dismisses Prop. 8

In a June 26 ruling, the court said that Section 3 of DOMA, which defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman for federal purposes, violates the U.S. Constitution’s equal-protection guarantees.

April 3, 2013

The Preservation of Marriage: A Battle Worth Fighting

NEWS ANALYSIS: As the Supreme Court and politicians weigh ‘marriage equality,’ Catholic Americans need to remind the nation why marriage can’t be redefined.

December 11, 2012

Supreme Court Set to Hear Prop. 8 and DOMA Cases

Both sides in the struggle over the legal definition of marriage are enthusiastic about their courtroom prospects, but the high court could steer clear of passing definitive judgment on the issue.

July 25, 2012

Defense Bill Supports DOMA

House amendment will prohibit the use of military facilities or funding for military chaplains to perform same-sex 'marriages.'

June 27, 2012

Senators Defend Constitutionality of Defense of Marriage Act

Ten lawmakers filed a 'friend of the court' brief.

June 7, 2012

DOMA and Prop. 8: 2 Defeats for Marriage This Week

It’s looking more likely that the U.S. Supreme Court will soon be asked to decide the same-sex ‘marriage’ issue.

November 15, 2011

DOMA vs. Respect for Marriage Act

A bill to repeal the federal Defense of Marriage Act passed the Senate Judiciary Committee by a vote of 10 to 8 on Nov. 10.

November 2, 2011

Bishops Call on Faithful to Oppose Bill That Would Repeal DOMA

The Respect for Marriage Act threatens to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. Legislative debate on the bill will begin in a Senate Judiciary Committee executive business meeting on Nov. 3.

November 1, 2011

Why the U.S. Needs DOMA

Princeton's Robert George: 'There can be no doubt that the repression of religious liberty is coming because there is no doubt that the repression of religious liberty is already taking place.'

September 22, 2011

Bishops Tell President Obama to Stop Anti-Defense of Marriage Act Efforts

Archbishop Dolan: 'I urge yet again that your administration end its campaign against DOMA, the institution of marriage it protects, and religious freedom.'

September 1, 2011

Lawsuit Filed Over Obama Administration's Anti-DOMA Decision

The Family Research Council and Judicial Watch requested documents under Freedom of Information Act, but sections were withheld.

July 21, 2011

Catholic Leaders Defend DOMA and Oppose Immoral Health Coverage

Cardinal DiNardo and bishops' policy advisor speak up for Church teaching.

March 1, 2011

Is DOMA Really Dead?

As Obama decides not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, Republicans in Congress promise action.