Doma http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/57824/all en On Location Brazil: Tough love for gays under DOMA http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/18979/130626/brazil-american-lesbian-couple-married-doma-gay-marriage <p>RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil and NEW YORK, US &mdash; Here&#39;s a gay love story that could break your heart, thanks to DOMA.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/18979/130626/brazil-american-lesbian-couple-married-doma-gay-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Doma On Location Want to Know Brazil Politics Culture & Lifestyle United States Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:29:00 +0000 Jimmy Chalk 5868129 at http://www.globalpost.com One year after DOMA repeal, marriage equality gaining momentum nationwide http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/rights/DOMA-one-year-later-gay-marriage-winning <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Some US conservatives predicted the Defense of Marriage Act's repeal would "break this nation apart." Instead, recent polls and events show that marriage equality is increasingly winning across the country. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rebecca Lee Sanchez </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>One year after the Supreme Court<a href="http://www.globalpost.com/photo-galleries/5868764/new-york-citys-stonewall-celebrates-the-death-doma"> struck down section three of the Defense of Marriage Act </a>(DOMA) &mdash; to many a cheer from the LGBT community, and simultaneous warnings by conservative groups that the decision would &ldquo;create a firestorm of opposition&rdquo; &mdash; marriage equality has been on a winning streak, and the rainbow flag can be found flying in 19 states between the US coasts.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s now clear the ruling did not &ldquo;<a href="http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2014/06/26/one-year-after-doma-gay-marriage-hasnt-caused-a-revolution ">explode and just break this nation apart</a>,&rdquo; as Tony Perkins, the president of the Christian conservative Family Research Council, famously predicted. The firestorm never came.</p> <p>In fact, the decision seems to have influenced just the opposite kind of movement.</p> <p>President Obama&rsquo;s administration last Friday <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/obama-moves-ensure-sick-leave-gay-couples-24225709 ">called on various new benefits for same-sex couples everywhere</a> &mdash; including those living in states where gay marriage is still illegal &mdash; that range from work leave to care for sick spouses to Social Security and veterans benefits.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/rights/DOMA-one-year-later-gay-marriage-winning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Defense of Marriage Act Doma LGBT Rights marriage equality SCOTUS Rights Thu, 26 Jun 2014 19:09:47 +0000 Rebecca Lee Sanchez 6188389 at http://www.globalpost.com