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Defense of Marriage Act

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The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is a United States federal law that, prior to being ruled unconstitutional, defined marriage for federal purposes .... Definition of marriage: In determining the m...

The Federal Government Has the Right to Define Marriage | US ...

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Dec 16, 2012 ... If states have the power to limit marriage to relationships that are not too closely related by blood, surely they have the right to codify the intrinsic ...

Congress's Power to Define the Privileges and Immunities of ...

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Feb 10, 2015 ... The Congress shall have power to make all laws which shall be .... federal legislature does not have plenary power “to decree the substance of the ...... not have the power to, say, extend the state-law definitions of marriage to ...

Debate:Should the federal government have the power to define ...

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Sep 4, 2013 ... The normal justification provided is that marriage has financial benefits, and thus Congress has the power to regulate it as a form of "commerce.

Marriage Equality: Is It a Federal Issue or a State Issue?

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Oct 31, 2012 ... Marriage law has historically been a province of state law in the United ... Marital and family law, in fact, fall under the broad umbrella of the states' police power authority, ... In 1996 Congress passed DOMA, and President Clinton signed the bill ... for the very first time, a uniform, federal definition of marr...

RUSE: Congress should protect states' right to define marriage ...

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Jan 14, 2014 ... RUSE: Congress should protect states' right to define marriage. Supreme Court does not have the final say on same-sex unions. Search .... The State Marriage Defense Act protects that authority. United States v. Windsor ...

Marriage, Democracy, and the Court - | National Review

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Jun 19, 2013 ... DOMA defined marriage for purposes of federal law, making explicit what was ... Some have argued that Congress lacks authority to make marriage policy for federal ... Redefining marriage does not simply expand the existing ...

Marriage and the Constitution: Constitutionality of Traditional Marriage

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Jan 25, 2013 ... Nor does the Equal Protection Clause require that result, given the societal ... Congress sought to reinforce the public policy exception through the exercise of its ... Section 3 of DOMA then defined marriage as between one man and one .... authority from every other state and federal appellate court to have ...

A Defining Moment: Marriage, the Courts, and the Constitution

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May 17, 2004 ... The most responsible step Congress can take to preserve marriage isto send a ... The debate has taken form in courts throughout the nation. .... It does not expand marriage; it alters its core meaning, for to redefine marriage .... By tradition, and in accord with our constitutional division of power between the .....

State Man–Woman Marriage Laws are Constitutional

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Mar 10, 2015 ... Memo to Supreme Court: State Marriage Laws Are Constitutional ... and states have constitutional authority to make marriage policy ... in Congress had the constitutional authority to abolish slavery in the federal territories. ... Moreover, unlike miscegenation laws, the man–woman definition of marriage does ...

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Federalism and the authority of the states to define marriage ...

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Jun 27, 2013 ... What does this analysis mean for states that define marriage as between ... have made equal in this area, the Congress cannot make unequal.

Did the Supreme Court take away states' power over marriage?

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Sep 8, 2015 ... And a multitude of decisions by the Justices have interpreted the Tenth ... governments remain the primary authority to define marriage and its benefits. ... as a state does not discriminate against people that the Constitution makes equal . .... of Congress to decide which constitutional provisions or guarantees ...

Text - S.1080 - 114th Congress (2015-2016): Protect Marriage from ...

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S.1080 - Protect Marriage from the Courts Act of 2015114th Congress (2015- 2016) ... Challenging a State marriage law on the basis that it does not extend to ... guaranteeing that the States have the power to define marriage as limited to the ...