DOMA: Defense of Marriage Act (terminally ill)


DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act, born on September 21, 1996, was pronounced terminally ill by The United States Supreme Court, on Wednesday, June 26, 2013. The 16-year-old bill was declared unconstitutional. This means that it can no longer be defended by United States officials and that states that have enacted legislation permitting same-gender marriage […]

IDEOLOGY: the body of belief that guides in the establishment of policy

At the top of the State House in Providence, Rhode Island, stands the statue of “The Independent Man.”   It is a revered statue that symbolizes the ideology employed at the time of the establishment of the state.* Roger Williams and his followers came to the land to be known as “The State of Rhode Island […]