Historic U.S. Supreme Court Case Declares...
A landmark U.S. Supreme Court case, decided in 1967, declared certain Alabama alimony statutes unconstitutional because they required men, and not women, to pay alimony. Background In February 1974, a court entered a final decree of divorce to dissolve the marriage of an Alabama couple. Pursuant to... MORE
The Federal Defense of Marriage Act
The federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was signed into law by President Clinton on September 21, 1996. DOMA defines “marriage” to consist exclusively as a heterosexual union of a man and a woman. Further, DOMA directs federal agencies to recognize only opposite-sex marriages for the... MORE
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