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Defense of Marriage Act

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

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

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Dec 16, 2012 ... Government cannot redefine what it did not create. ... If states have the power to limit marriage to relationships that are not too closely related by ...

Constitution Check: Can the federal government decide who is ...

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Jan 14, 2014 ... Marriage, as a civil status that is largely controlled by state law, is a very valuable ... in view of the primary power of the states to define who may enter marriage, ... Congress has the power both to ensure efficiency in the ...

Should the federal government have the power to define marriage ...

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Yes, the federal government should have the power to define marriage. ... Since all states cannot agree on this, then it will have to be up to the federal ... Thus, as I see it, Congress has no right to attempt to dictate the definition of marriage to ...

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.

Same-Sex Marriage, the Constitution, and Congressional Power

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same-sex marriage would have legal relevance purely as a matter of substantive ... certain outer constitutional limits on congressional power do exist: (1) when ..... federal courts from a substantively defined class of cases, the restriction is.

Is There a Federal Definitions Power? - Duke Law Scholarship ...

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from the federal definition of marriage.4 The Court was entirely sensible not to ... See, e.g., Nick Rosenkranz, Congress Has Power to Define the Terms of. Its Own ... the Necessary and Proper Clause is not a blank check; there will be instances  ...

DOMA and Federalism: What are the limits of Congress's power to ...

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Mar 7, 2013 ... So Congress has the power to give an immigration preference to a spouse, ... The notion that Congress can't define marriage in its statutes to ...

Marriage Equality: Is It a Federal Issue or a State Issue? | Huffington ...

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Oct 31, 2012 ... Whereas state courts do not have the power to modify state ... for the very first time, a uniform, federal definition of marriage. ... Because DOMA is a federal law, it can only be overturned by Congress or the federal courts.

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 ...

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

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Claiming that they should have the power to define and regulate marriage ... once we allow Congress to claim this power, it will be extremely difficult to revoke it.

May the Federal Government Define Marriage? - The New American

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Jul 11, 2013 ... Those cases will be added to at least 11 pending from New Jersey to Hawaii. ... the homosexual lobby and their allies in the press and in Congress may now ... has clearly established that the Full Faith and Credit Clause does not require a ... that grants the federal government the power to define marriage.

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 ... William Higby) (“When we read this proposed amendment we will think it already ...... 810 (1972) (holding that a same-sex marriage ban does not violate the ...