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Canberra schools are wading into the same-sex marriage survey as the debate on changing the Marriage Act heats up. [Read More]
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The passing of Edith Windsor reminds us of the legal struggle to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act. [Read More]
The Australian Conservatives senator Cory Bernardi warns of 'weaponised' anti-discrimination laws and 'legal warfare' against supporters of traditional marriage if the Marriage Act is changed... [Read More]
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The Stanford Law School posted a remembrance of Stanford Supreme Court Litigation Clinic client Edith Windsor by Law Professor PAMELA KARLAN. Windsor was the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court of the United States case United States v. Windsor, which successfully overturned Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act and was the legal landmark… Read more... [Read More]
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Edie Windsor, equality champion, longtime Villager, dies at age 88 September 14, 2017 | Filed under: News,Community | Posted by: The Villager Edie Windsor, the Village woman who overturned the Defense of Marriage Act in the U.S. Supreme Court, cheering on the Pride March last year. Photo by Tequila Minsky BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Edie Windsor, who became a worldwide icon at age 84 when her lawsuit against the U.S. government led the Supreme Court, in 2013, to strike down the key provision of... [Read More]
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On Wednesday, when the Supreme Court convenes to hear arguments in the second of two cases challenging the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, the person who will stand front and center before the nine justices won't be Edith Windsor, the vivacious 83-year-old widow whose name is on the case, but her la... [Read More]
And marriage equality pioneer Edith Windsor died Tuesday in New York at the age of 88. Windsor was the lead plaintiff in a 2013 case at the U.S. Supreme Court challenging DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as between one man and one woman. Windsor had been forced to pay additional estate taxes because the IRS did not recognize her marriage to a woman, Thea Spyer, who passed away in 2009. In a landmark 5-4 decision, the court ruled DOMA unconstitutional, meaning legally married same-sex couples are entitled to claim the same 1,100 federal benefits as... [Read More]
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Edith Windsor is being remembered for paving the way for the legalization of same sex marriage. She died Tuesday in New York at 88 years old. In a landmark Supreme Court case, Windsor challenged the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, which blocked married gay and lesbian couples from receiving the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples. Jan Crawford reports. [Read More]
Edith Windsor, the gay-rights activist whose landmark Supreme Court case struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013 and granted same-sex married couples federal recognition for the first time and rights to myriad federal benefits, died Tuesday in New York. She was 88.Her wife, Judith Kasen-Windsor, confirmed the death but did not specify a cause. They were married in 2016.Four decades after the Stonewall Inn uprising fueled the fight for lesbian, gay, bisexual and... [Read More]
Edith Windsor, the gay-rights activist whose landmark Supreme Court case struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013 and granted same-sex married couples federal recognition for the first time and rights to myriad federal benefits, died Tuesday in New York. She was 88.Her wife, Judith Kasen-Windsor, confirmed the death but did not specify a cause. They were married in 2016.Four decades after the Stonewall Inn uprising fueled the fight for lesbian, gay, bisexual and... [Read More]
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Read more about Mutual consent, 6-month cooling-off period not mandatory for divorce: SC on Business Standard. A bench of justice Adesh Kumar Goyal and UU Lalit in its order said that 'we are in the view that period of mentioned in section 13B (2) of Hindu Marriage Act is not mandatory but directory'... [Read More]
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A gay rights pioneer is being remembered for bringing a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that struck down parts of a federal law banning same-sex marriage. Edith Windsor died in New York on Tuesday at age 88. Windsor sued the federal government in 2010 over the Defense of Marriage Act. The 2013... [Read More]
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Windsor's lawsuit led to the Supreme Court revoking the Defense of Marriage Act, which officially defined marriage as between one man and one woman. [Read More]
For several years in a row, LGBT Pride was a season of unbridled joy as courts struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, the ban on openly gay people serving in the military, and, ultimately, bans on same-sex marriage. It was largely coincidence, of course: The Supreme Court's annual term ends right around the same …... [Read More]
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The 'yes' campaign has dedicated its first salvo in the same-sex marriage debate, arguing the only people who will be affected by changing the Marriage Act, are ... [Read More]
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Coalition to try again for gay marriage plebiscite "I encourage every Australian to exercise their right to vote on this matter".Australia's Marriage Act 1961 states that "Certain unions are not marriages" and that any which takes place in another nation, even if that country does have marriage equality, "must not be recognised as a marriage in Australia". He believes that would not require Senate approval, but it would not be mandatory like the plebiscite... [Read More]
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Southampton's Edie Windsor is best known for United States vs. Windsor, as the plaintiff in a Supreme Court case that killed the Defense of Marriage Act. [Read More]
Having filed amicus curiae briefs in Hollingsworth v. Perry (California's Prop 8), United States v. Windsor (Defense of Marriage Act), and the cases involving the marriage laws of Oklahoma, Utah, and Virginia in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Tenth and Fourth Circuits, respectively, Cato and the Constitutional Accountability Center have filed briefs in three marriage-related cases now before the Sixth Cir... [Read More]
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