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Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Watch: Legal Resources and Information.

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What is DOMA Watch?

DOMAwatch.org is designed to inform legislators and attorneys about current laws and litigation involving Defense of Marriage Acts.

The Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) defines marriage as a legal union between one man and one woman for purposes of all federal laws, and provides that states need not recognize a marriage from another state if it is between persons of the same sex. 37 states have their own Defense of Marriage Acts (DOMAs), while 2 more states have strong language that defines marriage as one man and one woman. There are 30 states that have constitutional amendments protecting traditional marriage, including the three states (Arizona, California, and Florida) that passed constitutional amendments in November 2008.

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DOMAwatch is your legal source for Defense of Marriage Acts Information.

DOMAwatch.org offers current news related to marriage laws, information about state and federal litigation, and other resources to assist legislators and attorneys.

  • State Issues: Information on the various state laws and same-sex “marriage” litigation in the states, through a clickable map of the states.
  • Federal Issues: Information about the federal DOMA and litigation in federal courts, through a clickable map of the federal Circuit Courts of Appeal.
  • Current Legal Challenges: Detailed information on pending challenges to state and federal marriage laws, with links to cases and decisions.
  • Resources: Additional snapshot summaries (marriage litigation in 2006, state marriage amendments passed to date, etc.).
2008 MARRIAGE AMENDMENT RESULTS HERE

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Stats defines marriage as one man & one woman

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States have own DOMAs

30

Stats have Constitutionals amendments protecting traditional marriages.

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State Acts in the DOMAwatch.org directory.

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