Doma en On Location Brazil: Tough love for gays under DOMA <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="" 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 One year after DOMA repeal, marriage equality gaining momentum nationwide <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=""> 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=" ">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=" ">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="" 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