Defense of Marriage Act on Townhall

Robert Knight - Tue Oct 8

Brian and Garrett Fahy - Fri Mar 29

This week, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in two gay marriage cases: Hollingsworth v. Perry, which will decide the fate of California’s Proposition 8; and United States v. Windsor, which will decide the fate of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), signed in 1996 by President Clinton. ... more

Washington, D.C. - Thu Mar 28

Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest was asked by the White House press pool today to respond to criticisms made by the Supreme Court in Tuesday's hearing on how President Obama enforces laws. The reporter claimed that the Justices pressed the Administration's legal counsel on why the President is enforcing the Defense of Marriage Act if he doesn't believe it is constitutional. ... more

Washington, D.C. - Thu Mar 28

The Supreme Court is hearing a challenge to the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, deciding whether the federal government can deny benefits to same-sex couples. A majority of the justices are indicating the law is in jeopardy. ... more

Washington, DC - Wed Mar 27

Civil rights activist Rev. William Owens, who is founder and president of the Coalition of African-American Pastors, said Tuesday there is no comparison between the civil rights movement and the gay community’s fight for same-sex marriage. ... more

Steve Deace - Tue Mar 26

Back in January, I wrote a column for Townhall.com expressing my disappointment that Newt Gingrich appeared to be waving the white flag in defense of marriage. ... more

Larry Greenfield - Tue Mar 26

California’s voters passed state law Proposition 22, in 2000, with 61 percent of the vote: "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized.” ... more

Bill Murchison - Tue Mar 26

Sometime in June, the U. S. Supreme Court will define marriage for us: a prospect that helps to define the moral mess we're in as a people. May gays marry gays, or do we, should we, will we stick with the ancient prescription -- one man, one woman? ... more

Washington, D.C. - Tue Mar 26

The Supreme Court of the United States released same-day audio of arguments over whether California's ban on same-sex marriage should be overturned. ... more

Washington, D.C. - Mon Mar 25

The battle over gay marriage takes center stage at the Supreme Court this week as justices hear arguments over California's ban on same-sex marriage Tuesday, followed a day later by a challenge to the Federal Defense of Marriage Act. ... more

Janet M. LaRue - Sat Mar 9

“Marriage, it doesn’t mean anything.” That’s what Barack Obama told wife Michelle while they were dating, according to her 2008 interview in The New Yorker. Marriage won’t mean anything if Obama has his way with the Supreme Court. ... more

Steve Deace - Sat Jan 5

This time I should’ve been the one listening. But listening can be tough sometimes when you’re an analyst and a commentator, and people around the country – listeners, readers, media, candidates, causes, businesses, etc. – come to you to find out why things are happening and what may happen next. ... more

Phyllis Schlafly - Tue Sep 18

House Speaker John Boehner was quoted during the Republican National Convention as saying, "Have you ever met anybody who read the party platform? I never met anybody." Scoffing at the party's platform is the typical attitude of establishment-backed politicians who don't want to be bothered with addressing the hopes and goals of grassroots voters. Downgrading the platform is the mark of losing candidates, such as Bob Dole and John McCain. ... more

Paul Kengor - Fri Sep 7

Bill Clinton was basking in glory at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night. Few presidents so love the spotlight. The occasion for Clinton, however, was not himself, but the reelection of Barack Obama. ... more

Brian Raum - Sun Apr 22

The unfounded attacks and insults lodged against the National Organization for Marriage have increased recently by an ever ravenous opposition. The Humans Rights Campaign has shamelessly published NOMs confidential IRS records, and last month a federal judge unsealed some of NOM’s constitutionally protected internal reports. ... more

Byron York - Tue Apr 10

In 1996, Congress passed the Defense of Marriage Act by huge bipartisan votes -- 342 - 67 in the House and 85 - 14 in the Senate. President Bill Clinton signed the measure into law. ... more

Ken Blackwell - Mon Apr 9

We are often reminded that President Obama is the smartest man ever to occupy the White House. That’s how Prof. Michael Beschloss, presidential historian, described him. Of course, Mr. Obama was editor of Harvard Law Review. Most of all, we are informed regularly that Barack Obama taught constitutional law at University of Chicago. That’s no mean accomplishment. ... more

Ken Blackwell - Fri Apr 6

President Obama took the oath of office on Tuesday, January 20, 2009. In that Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial year, Mr. Obama sought to stress his admiration for the only other president from Illinois. ... more

Robert Knight - Sat Feb 4

Maryland’s proposed Civil Marriage Protection Act, which would legalize same-sex “marriage,” is not about tolerance. ... more