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The Time to Speak Up for Marriage is Now!

The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill yesterday calling for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and even though it is not expected to pass any time soon, experts say some parties within Congress may try to attach it as an amendment to the upcoming Department of Defense Authorization Bill in order to ram it through Congress.

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70 Corporations Join Fight to Repeal DOMA

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

Rather than sue the activist lawmakers and judges who imposed same-sex marriage in their states against the will of the people, Nike, Google and Starbucks are among 70 corporations, financial institutions, and medical centers that are joining a lawsuit calling for the repeal of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) because of the "burdens" it places upon them.

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Senate Holds Hearing On Bill Aimed at Repealing DOMA

The Senate Judiciary Committee began consideration today of the Respect for Marriage Act, legislation introduced earlier this year that would repeal the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

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Amendment Introduced to Ban Same-Sex Marriage from Military Bases

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In the wake of the Navy's aborted to attempt to authorize their chaplains to perform same-sex marriages, the chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower has introduced a new amendment that will prohibit the unions from takingĀ  place on military bases.

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Navy Suspends Decision to Allow Same-Sex Marriages

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Late yesterday afternoon, the U.S. Navy responded to pressure from dozens of House members by abruptly suspending implementation of a decision that would have allowed chaplains to perform same-sex unions when the Pentagon approves the repeal of the military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy later this year.

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