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Obama Administration expands federal benefits for married same-sex couples

Friday, June 20, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- A year after the Supreme Court struck down a law barring federal recognition of gay marriages, the Obama administration granted an array of new benefits Friday to same-sex couples, including those who live in states where same-sex marriage is against the law. The new measures range from ... [...]

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Mat Staver struggles to defend allowing businesses to discriminate against gays

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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Testifying before a House committee today about supposed threats to religious freedom in the U.S., Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver struggled to defend his support for allowing businesses to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. [...]

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Lawmakers press Kerry on Americans’ safety during Olympic games in Russia

Monday, August 5, 2013
U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.)
WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of 88 Congressional lawmakers, led by U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), the ranking member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, is pressing Secretary of State John Kerry to ensure the saftey of American athletes and spectators at the 2014 Olympic [...]

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Lawmakers reintroduce DOMA repeal bill on heels of Supreme Court ruling

Thursday, June 27, 2013
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday reintroduced the Respect for Marriage Act in the U.S. Congress, just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). [...]

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Nadler to reintroduce immigration bill that includes gay binational couples

Monday, February 4, 2013
Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.)Photo: Michael Key, Washington Blade
Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) is set to reintroduce legislation on Tuesday that would enable gay Americans to sponsor their foreign partners for a green card as debate continues over whether such language should be included as part of comprehensive immigration reform. [...]

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Nadler pushes DOMA repeal, despite recent court rulings

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Rep. Jerrold Nadler is calling for legislative repeal of DOMA in the wake of court rulings against the law.Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key.
A New York Democrat leading the charge against the Defense of Marriage Act in Congress is stressing the need for legislative action against the anti-gay law despite a string of victories in the courts. [...]

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U.S. House Democrats join fight against DOMA in court

Saturday, November 5, 2011
Nancy Pelosi
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and 132 other Democrats on Thursday joined in the fight to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act in court by filing a legal brief in support of litigation against the anti-gay law. [...]

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House Democrats to Boehner: Mr. Speaker, your DOMA attorney is out of line

Monday, September 26, 2011
John Boehner
Six Democratic lawmakers on Monday sent U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), a letter reiterating their request for a briefing on the efforts of the law firm hired by the Speaker to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in several ongoing federal court challenges. [...]

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Kerry, Nadler introduce bills targeting LGBT discrimination in housing, credit

Thursday, September 22, 2011
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Legislation was introduced on Thursday in both chambers of Congress that would amend existing federal law to protect LGBT people in the housing and credit markets. The legislation, which was introduced by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) in the House and Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) in the Senate, is known as [...]

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Democrats come out swinging during House hearing on ‘defending marriage’

Friday, April 15, 2011
Rep. Trent Franks (left), and NOM Chair Maggie Gallagher
Democrats came out swinging on Friday during a House subcommittee hearing on the Department of Justice announcement that it would curtail its defense of the federal ban on recognition of same-sex marriages. [...]

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