Defense of Marriage Act http://news.stlpublicradio.org en U.S. Supreme Court Overturns DOMA, No Broader Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/us-supreme-court-overturns-doma-no-broader-ruling-same-sex-marriage <p>Gay and lesbian couples who are legally married in the 12 states that, along with Washington, D.C., allow same-sex marriages will be able to access federal marriage benefits such as tax breaks.</p><p>The 5-4 ruling issued by the U.S. Supreme Court just moments ago says the Federal Defense of Marriage Act violates the 5th Amendment by "singl[ing] out a class of persons deemed by a state entitled to recognition and protection to enhance their own liberty."</p><p><strong>Proposition 8</strong></p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 14:06:01 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Kelsey Proud 27736 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org U.S. Supreme Court Overturns DOMA, No Broader Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage Morning headlines: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-january-3-2012 <p><strong>Durbin&nbsp;supports&nbsp;calls for repeal of&nbsp;Defense of Marriage Act</strong></p><p>Some U.S Senators will be looking to repeal the&nbsp;Defense of Marriage Act this year.</p><p>The law prohibits federal recognition&nbsp;of same-sex marriages.</p><p>Ill. Democratic&nbsp;Senator Dick Durbin says he wants it repealed as it relates to federal benefits.</p><blockquote><p>&quot;I believe that we&nbsp;should have marriage equality in this county, that we should treat people fairly, that we should not&nbsp;discriminate against them in this circumstance,&quot; said Durbin.</p> Tue, 03 Jan 2012 15:29:58 +0000 Julie Bierach, KBIA, WBEZ & The Associated Press 2777 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Tuesday, January 3, 2012