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Defense Of Marriage Act

Suit to overturn Arizona gay-marriage ban filed

PHOENIX — Gays hoping to wed in Arizona should not look for legal relief soon.

January 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Melissa Etheridge returns to Tucson after 21-year absence

Melissa Etheridge returns to Tucson after 21-year absence

Talk about your long-awaited encores — it has taken Melissa Etheridge 21 years to return to a Tucson stage.

September 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

US: Married gays entitled to visa benefit despite Arizona law

PHOENIX - Gay Arizonans who legally wed foreigners in other states will be able to use their status to gain a visa and a path to citizenship for their spouses living here, even though Arizona won't recognize their union.

July 31, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
For most gays in Ariz., nothing much changes

For most gays in Ariz., nothing much changes

Michael Knaapen, left, and his husband, John Becker, embrace outside the U.S. Supreme Court after hearing that justices struck down a key provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act and cleared the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California.

June 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
For most gays in Ariz., nothing much changes

For most gays in Ariz., nothing much changes

PHOENIX - For most Arizona gay couples, the two Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage offer few new benefits - even if they were legally married elsewhere.

June 27, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…
Reaction to court ruling on marriage provision

Reaction to court ruling on marriage provision

Reaction to the Supreme Court’s decisions Wednesday in two gay marriage cases:

June 26, 2013 10:14 am Related Loading…

Supreme Court rulings bolster gay marriage

WASHINGTON — In a major victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California.

June 26, 2013 7:31 am Related Loading…

Supreme Court: 'Defense of Marriage Act' unconstitutional

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that legally married same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples.

June 26, 2013 7:04 am Related Loading…

Marriage case should make both sides nervous

"Under the Constitution, the regulation and control of marital and family relationships are reserved to the states."

March 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Supreme Court will hear gay marriage cases

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will take up California’s ban on same-sex marriage, a case that could give the justices the chance to rule on whether gay Americans have the same constitutional right to marry as heterosexuals.

December 07, 2012 1:31 pmLoading…
Panetta salutes gays in military

Panetta salutes gays in military

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Friday thanked gay and lesbian military members for their service, as the Pentagon prepares to mark June as gay pride month with an official salute.

June 15, 2012 9:11 amLoading…

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