Essays Tagged: "Defense of Marriage Act"

Legislating Sexuality

On September 21, 1996, President Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act, a bill proposed by Republican Bob Barr of Georgia in order to prohibit the ... ium, such primitive forces are still at work. Even the title of this bill is offensive, 'The Defense of Marriage Act'. It implies that the tradition of marriage must be defended against corrupt ... thirteen percent found that passing this law should be a priority (Mellman). Aside from The Defense of Marriage Act being unnecessary, it is unfair and prejudiced as well. Laws such as this wi ...

(4 pages) 131 0 4.2 Apr/1997

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

Legalization of Same-Sex Marriages

t to react differently to any intrusion of marriage that they feel is not proper. It is called the "Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)" and it states that each individual state does not have to recognize ...

(10 pages) 447 0 4.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality

Gay n lesbian marriages.

community what so ever because they have to prove some type of discrimination against a party. The Defense of Marriage Act, is against the same sex marriage and also gives the right to the states to ...

(4 pages) 183 2 4.8 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

Gay Mariage: Should It be Denied

they should be allowed to do so. And if they do, there is already a federal law on the books - the Defense of Marriage Act - to ensure that other states are not forced to recognize those marriages un ...

(5 pages) 176 0 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality

Gay marriages are wrong

tes their constitution and their family laws rights. However the state of California did adopt. The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which is a ballot initiative that would protect marriage as only betw ...

(4 pages) 131 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

Gay Marriages

ld prohibit all unions except between a man and a woman. However, there is a federal law, the DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act), which defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. There are fin ...

(5 pages) 293 5 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality

Gay Marriage

as widely embraced by the homosexual community as victory until other factors were discovered. "The Defense of Marriage Act, which President Clinton signed into law in 1996, stipulated that while the ...

(3 pages) 143 1 2.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

Same Sex Marriage is a basic human right.

public law that authorizes other states to deny these recognitions. Public Law 104-199 explains the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). This act has defined marriage for federal purposes, "In determining ...

(9 pages) 271 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Same sex marriage: What's the big deal?

of them currently use the DOMA law as their basis for not allowing same-sex marriages. DOMA is the "Defense of Marriage Act" passed in 1996 by President Clinton. This law basically holds that marriage ...

(5 pages) 67 1 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Don't Amend- The Gay Marriage Amendment Debate

inst a group of people or set marriage laws. This subject should be left as a state issue. The 1996 Defense of Marriage Act is legislation defining a spouse as "one of the opposite sex" and a marriage ... Washington Blade Gay Weekly that a constitutional amendment would be a mistake. "When I signed the Defense of Marriage Act," Clinton said, "all it did was to say it's still a question of state law... ...

(5 pages) 81 0 4.2 May/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality

Gay couuple the rught to marry

lesbian. Gay Americans serve in the military, keep our communities safe as firefighters and police officers, staff our hospitals, build our cities, and pay taxes. Denying gay couples the right to leg ... couples the right to marry excludes them from employee benefits. For example, unmarried couples are often not covered by laws and policies that permit people to take medical leave to care for a sick s ...

(2 pages) 21 0 3.7 Jun/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Compensation and benefits issue article analysis.

oyees. However, the article "Impact of Same-Sex Marriage Developments of Employers" stated that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), enacted in 1996, provides that for purposes of federal law marriage ...

(3 pages) 179 0 3.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Should marriage exist as an institution?

and the word 'spouse' refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife" (The Defense of Marriage Act). Marriage has long been an institution that was based on the love of two in ... inition, there are no laws in our society stating that it is necessary, or even important. With the Defense of Marriage Act bill, the United States government is not defending the "tradition of family ...

(8 pages) 87 1 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Gay Marriage

onfronted this issue head on. The president states, "Eight years ago congress passed and signed the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage in federal law as a union between one man and one wo ...

(3 pages) 55 1 3.6 Apr/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality

Book Review: "Why Marriage Matters" by by Evan Wolfson

zed as married, I highly doubt we would be as far as we are today concerning same sex marriages.The Defense of Marriage Act has been brought into question when considering the effects of the children ...

(8 pages) 29 1 4.6 Jun/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Same-Sex Marriage; Persuasive Essay Against It

moral, and by early in the twenty-first century, 37 states and the federal government had passed a "Defense of Marriage Act", which defined marriage as between "a man and a woman," and barred recognit ...

(5 pages) 137 2 3.2 Nov/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality

Changing Policy to Address Domestic Partner Benefits

oyers have jumped on the DP benefit bandwagon, many still fear implementing such changes due to the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996, which was enacted to protect heterosexual couple's medical 401(k) p ...

(7 pages) 84 1 4.8 Nov/2007

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Human Rights

What is the definition of marr

tate of Hawaii tried recently to allow these marriages. However, Congress overwhelmingly passed the Defense of Marriage Act. This act undercut Hawaii?s effort and made it practically useless. The Defe ...

(3 pages) 411 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

GAY MARRIAGE

onfronted this issue head on. The president states, ?Eight years ago congress passed and signed the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage in federal law as a union between one man and one wo ...

(3 pages) 54 0 4.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality

The Never-Ending Search for Civil Rights

usetts and Connecticut. Although it’s legal, it is only recognized at a state level because of the Defense of Marriage Act put into place by the United States Federal Government.California began a ...

(5 pages) 19 0 0.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues