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Civil Rights 50 Years Later: The Day DOMA Was Defeated

Over two weeks, WCBS 880′s Wayne Cabot is taking a look at the law and its impact on the decades that follow.

07/23/2014

Randy Jones of the Village People speaks at a news conference April 14, 2014, in Manhattan. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Gay Couples Celebrate Joint Filings On Eve Of Tax Deadline

When the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act last summer, it paved the way for gay couples to filed their taxes as married.

04/14/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses media speaks at a news conference in Sayreville on July 8, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Christie Administration Asks N.J. Supreme Court To Take Appeal On Gay Marriage

A judge ruled Friday that the state must allow gay couples to wed starting Oct. 21. But Gov. Chris Christie plans to appeal the ruling.

09/30/2013

Marriage equality supporters rally on March 24, 2013 in New York City. (Credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

N.J. Judge: Same-Sex Couples Must Be Allowed To Marry

In a summary judgment issued Friday, Judge Mary Jacobson says now that the federal government recognizes gay marriages, not doing so in New Jersey would violate the state constitution.

09/27/2013

Marriage equality supporters take part in a march and rally ahead of US Supreme Court arguments on legalizing same-sex marriage in New York on March 24, 2013. (Credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

NJ Legal Hearing To Test Federal Gay Marriage Ruling

The hearing brings the spotlight on gay marriage back to New Jersey, where the legal battle over the issue has been waged since 2002 – before any state recognized same-sex marriage.

08/11/2013

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State To Provide Refunds For Estate Taxes Paid By Same-Sex Spouses

The State of New York said Tuesday that it will give same-sex spouses refunds for estate taxes they were forced to pay because federal law didn’t recognize gay marriage.

07/23/2013

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2 Million Turn Out For Annual New York Gay Pride Parade

Throngs of marchers hoisting signs and rainbow flags made their way down Fifth Avenue, West 8th Street and Christopher Street Sunday for New York City’s Gay Pride March.

06/30/2013

Edith Windsor (L), 83, and her lawyer Roberta Kaplan arrive at the Supreme Court on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

DOMA Suit Plaintiff Windsor To Serve As Pride March Marshal

Edith Windsor, the plaintiff who filed the lawsuit that led to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act this week, will be among the grand marshals for this year’s New York City Gay Pride parade.

06/29/2013

A gay rights activist in front of the U.S. Supreme Court - June 26, 2013 (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

New Push On For Gay Marriage In New Jersey

On the steps of the steps of the Statehouse in Trenton, Garden State Equality’s Troy Stevenson said Thursday that the time is now for gay marriage in New Jersey.

06/27/2013

Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decisions Celebrated In West Village

Crowds Rally In NYC To Celebrate High Court’s Ruling On DOMA

Crowds rallied in the West Village Wednesday, celebrating the Supreme Court’s decision Wednesday striking down a provision of a federal law that denied federal benefits to gay married couples.

06/26/2013

Gov. Chris Christie (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office/file)

Christie Says He’d Veto Same-Sex Marriage Bill A Second Time

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday that he would veto a same-sex marriage bill again.

06/26/2013

Gay rights activist Vin Testa of DC waves a flag outside the U.S. Supreme Court building on June 25, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA Provision, Dismisses Prop. 8 Case

The Supreme Court has issued a pair of significant but incomplete victories for supporters of gay marriage.

06/26/2013

Edith Windsor (L), 83, and her lawyer Roberta Kaplan arrive at the Supreme Court on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

NYC Woman At Center Of DOMA Case Hopeful Outcome Is ‘Going To Be Good’

Justices heard arguments Wednesday in a New York City woman’s case that challenges the constitutionality of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.

03/27/2013

Youths hold banners during a vigil organized by the School Without Walls GSA in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington on March 25, 2013 (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Grounds Packed On First Day Of California Same-Sex Marriage Case

They mostly kept their distance, these supporters and opponents of gay marriage, as they massed Tuesday in front of the Supreme Court to proclaim with signs and slogans their conflicting views about the cutting-edge question before the justices.

03/26/2013

A pro gay marriage protester stands in front of the Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court To Take Up New Yorker’s Historic DOMA Case

The plaintiff in the case is Edith Windsor, who lived with her partner Thea Spyer in New York City for more than four decades and was forced to pay $363,053 in estate taxes when Spyer died in 2009 because DOMA didn’t recognize their marriage.

03/26/2013

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