Tag: DOMA

Supreme Court Ruling Continues to Leave Questions for LGBT Couples

By Chris Hoenig Flag photo by Shutterstock The Supreme Court’s decision invalidating the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in late June was supposed to give same-gender married couples both hope and added federal benefits. But more than a month later, roadblocks and hurdles still remain, many as a result of…

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Same-Gender Marriage

By Chris Hoenig Photo by Shutterstock The Supreme Court has overturned the federal government’s ban on the recognition of same-gender marriage written into the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and issued a ruling that allows same-gender marriages to resume in California. The 5-to-4 ruling on DOMA, authored by Justice Anthony…

SLIDESHOW: U.S.'s LGBT Community—Revealing Trends & Attitudes

Just ahead of the Supreme Court’s rulings on same-gender marriage, the Pew Research Center released a series of surveys regarding attitudes, experiences and acceptance in the United States’ LGBT community. The studies provided some unique insights. DiversityInc presents some of the most revealing. [SlideDeck2 id=29382]

'Separate But Equal' Same-Gender Marriage Parallels Racist Jim Crow Laws

The Supreme Court appears much closer to ending the federal Defense of Marriage Act than overturning California’s Proposition 8 and interfering with state’s rights. What’s the difference and how are parallels to racism and Jim Crow influencing the case Separate But Equal ‘Full & Skim-Milk Marriages’ The Supreme Court’s stance…

Red for Equality: What Are the 10 Most Powerful Memes for Same-Gender Marriage

The Supreme Court’s oral arguments for same-gender marriagemay have concluded, but advocacy for LGBT-rights across social-media platforms continues to go viral. Thousands of users from networks including Facebook, Twitter, Storify, Tumblr and more turned their profiles redincluding DiversityIncand shared dozens of pro-LGBT memes this week in an effort to promote…

Why the Supreme Court May Not Recognize Same-Gender Marriage

Public opinion polls show Americans increasingly support same-gender marriage. But the Supreme Court justices are waffling, according to yesterday’s oral arguments on California’s Proposition 8. The 80-minute debate not only left judges in a stalemate on whether same-gender marriage was a constitutional right or a legislative decision best left up…

100+ GOP Leaders, 200+ Corporations Support Same-Gender Marriage

Has the GOP finally changed its stance on gay marriage Not as a whole, but more than 100 Republican officials are voicing their support for same-gender-marriage rights. This week, they signed a brief seeking to persuade the Supreme Court to strike down Proposition 8, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)…

Pentagon to Issue Same-Gender Couple Benefits

In another victory in the rapidly escalating movement for same-gender equality, the Pentagon will give some benefits to gay and lesbian partners of military-service members, according to multiple news outlets. An official announcement is expected to come later this week from retiring Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. Same-gender partners are expected…

Wells Fargo Advisors LGBT Insight: Finances and Marriage Equality

Kyle D. Young, CFP, Accredited Domestic Partnership Advisor and Vice President Investment Officer, Wells Fargo Advisors, addresses the unique financial challenges faced by same-gender partners. This is the first article in a continuing series.Watch his presentation from DiversityInc’s Innovation Fest! below. In recent years, 20 states across the country have…