April 14, 2014
by Addison Morris
Judge Timothy Black of the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio ruled on Monday that Ohio authorities must recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states. The court found that the state's refusal to recognize such marriages violates the Due Process Clause, Equal ...[read more]
July 19, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On September 21, 1996, President Bill Clinton signed DOMA into law. The act defines marriage as between one man and one woman for the purpose of excluding homosexual couples from the institution of marriage. DOMA also exempts state-recognized same-sex marriages from the Full Faith and Credit ...[read more]
August 25, 2009
by Matt Glenn
A judge for the US District Court for the Central District Court of California dismissed a lawsuit challenging the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on judisdictional grounds Tuesday. The suit, filed by Arthur Smelt and Christopher Hammer, two men who were married in California, alleges that DOMA ...[read more]
July 28, 2009
by Andrew Wood
Alan Gura: Gun rights opponents at last have cause to rejoice. Only 58 members of a lop-sided Democratic-controlled Senate approved of a provision mandating that states give full faith and credit to each other's gun-carry permits. The laws of forty-eight states, at least in theory, allow... ...[read more]
May 20, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
US District Court Judge Robin Cauthron Friday struck down a two year-old amendment to the Oklahoma Constitution that prevented Oklahoma from recognizing adoptions by gay parents that were finalized in other US or foreign jurisdictions. Cauthron found that the amendment violates the Full Faith and ...[read more]

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