Hamilton Nolan · 10/28/15 02:25PM

The Washington Post’s “Fact Checker” column today politely scoffs at Hillary Clinton’s assertion that her husband only signed the anti-gay marriage Defense of Marriage Act as a “defensive action” against a possible Constitutional Amendment that would have been even worse. Sure.

Here Are the 29 Representatives Who Changed Their Minds About Marriage

Maggie Lange · 06/26/13 05:31PM

There are, in total, 29 U.S. Senators and Representatives who changed their positions regarding same-sex marriage since it was first voted on in 1996. Of those 29 politicians who no longer support DOMA, 24 signed an anti-DOMA amicus brief earlier this year. Still in office are 43 members of Congress who supported DOMA and continue to do so, as well as 31 politicians who always opposed the measure.

The Long March Up the Aisle: A Gawker Marriage-Equality Retrospective

Leah Beckmann · 06/26/13 04:16PM

This morning the Supreme Court held that the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, and dismissed California's Prop. 8 appeal, making gay marriage legal in California. A good day for the judicial system, and an even better one for civil rights. In light of today's rulings, we present you with Gawker's coverage of same-sex marriage over the years.

So You Want to Get Gay Married...

Max Read · 06/26/13 02:59PM

In a 5-4 ruling released this morning, the Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, granting thousands of married gay couple federal recognition. What does this mean, practically?

Maggie Lange · 06/26/13 10:11AM

Here is Edith Windsor learning that her challenge to DOMA was successful. She then immediately called a friend and said: “Please get married right away!”

DOMA Looks to Be in Serious Trouble in Supreme Court's Second Day of Gay Marriage Hearings

Cord Jefferson · 03/27/13 01:35PM

Just one day after hearing arguments regarding California's gay marriage ban, the Supreme Court is back in session to consider the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act. DOMA, as it's commonly called, is the act, signed into law by President Clinton in 1996, that restricts the federal government from acknowledging same-sex marriages, even if those unions are recognized in the states of their origin.

Bill Clinton Calls the Anti-Gay Marriage Act He Signed Into Law Unconstitutional

Taylor Berman · 03/07/13 09:27PM

In an op-ed published Thursday evening in the Washington Post, former president Bill Clinton announced his opposition to the Defense of Marriage Act, which he signed into law in 1996. Clinton defended his initial support of the bill, saying that, when it was passed, there were no states that recognized same-sex marriage. At the time, Clinton said the bill seemed like the best option to prevent a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.

Why The Supreme Court Hasn't Taken Either Gay Marriage Case Yet

Mallory Ortberg · 12/02/12 12:30PM

The Supreme Court met Friday to discuss the possibility of hearing arguments for two high-profile cases concerning gay marriage (one for California's Proposition 8 and the other for the federal Defense of Marriage Act), but "surprised" everyone when they made neither a decision nor an announcement by the end of the day.

Robert Kessler · 10/18/12 11:35AM

A second federal appeals court has ruled the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.

House Republicans Cripple Obama Admin Fight Against DOMA Hours After President Expresses Support for Same-Sex Marriage

Neetzan Zimmerman · 05/10/12 09:05AM

Proving once again there was no day so historic that it could not be spoiled with partisan assholery, the Republican-led House refused to let the tweets settle on President Obama's same-sex marriage support proclamation before moving to hobble it with a measure ensuring the Justice Department could not actively oppose the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act.