Natasha Hakimi Zapata / TruthdigJan 21, 2016
The Vermont senator, a US House member throughout most of the 1990s, was a strong defender of gay rights even as President Bill Clinton was about to sign the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act The law, which Hillary Clinton supported, was strongly opposed by many in the LGBT community and was later nullified, in large part, by the U Supreme Court . Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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Staff / TruthdigAug 29, 2013
The Defense of Marriage Act has been ruled unconstitutional, but gay wedded couples are still not receiving spousal benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The denial comes as a result of Title 38 of the U.S. code regarding veterans benefits, which defines marriage as the union between members of the opposite sex and is independent of DOMA. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Tracy Bloom / TruthdigJul 4, 2013
A look at the day's political happenings, including the White House responds to a slew of petitions about the Westboro Baptist Church and Egypt has a new interim president. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )