Posts Tagged ‘gay marriage’

WISEMAN: Gay marriage, the Voting Rights Act and Mississippi

by Marty Wiseman Published: July 12,2013

Tags: gay marriage, Marty Wiseman, Voting Rights Act

For one who teaches federalism and intergovernmental relations the last round of 2013 United States Supreme Court decisions provides a virtual textbook for this fall’s classes. Among other things, the table of contents includes gay marriage and the Voting Rights act. Fascination has been building for some time over the evolution of power within the […] [...]

BREAKING: High court strikes down federal marriage provision

by Ross Reily Published: June 26,2013

Tags: gay marriage, Mississippi, NEWS, Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that legally married same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples. The court invalidated a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act that has prevented married gay couples from receiving a range of tax, health and retirement benefits that are generally available to married […] [...]

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