Archive for Same Sex Marriage

DOMA decision not applicable to domestic partners

The Washington Post reports that “The Obama administration will not extend federal-worker benefits to domestic partners under the Supreme Court ruling that overturned part of the Defense of Marriage Act, meaning the government will treat civil unions differently than legal same-sex marriages.”

Down with DOMA: Good News and Bad News

In the Windsor decision, the Court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (hereinafter “DOMA”) because it was an unconstitutional deprivation of the equal liberty of persons that is protected by the Fifth Amendment.  DOMA attempted to treat “those persons [in same-sex marriages] as living in marriages less…

Kansas Supreme Court Affirms Parental Rights for Same Sex Partners

The Kansas Supreme Court issued a ruling on Friday entitling same sex partners to parental rights over children which they help raise.  The Court affirmed a lower court ruling which awarded parental rights to the non-biological mother of two children conceived through artificial insemination and raised by her…