Truman National Security Project


DOMA Decision: How Gay Marriage Will Benefit the U.S. Military

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) by a vote of 5 to 4. This historic ruling legalizes the committed relationships of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the eyes of the federal government and continues the march forward toward full equality for the members of the LGBT community […]

Huffington Post: Vindication for the Long Fight for Marriage Equality

Fellow at Truman National Security Project, Mark Levine, discusses the problems with DOMA and basic freedoms suc as the right to marry. In 1999, we were only four people: two gay men, one lesbian and one straight guy. We founded Marriage Equality California to fight against the Knight Initiative (later Proposition 22), a plan by […]

MSNBC: How DOMA Hurts Our Military Families

Senior Truman Advisor Patrick Murphy discusses the problems with DOMA. Last December, U.S. Marine Corps. Captain Matthew Phelps got down on one knee and proposed to the person he loved most in the world. It was one of the happiest moments of his life. The fact that it occurred in the White House made it […]

Time: Families Matter in Our Military. All Families.

Truman Fellow Jonathan Hopkins writes on DOMA and what it means for military families. West Point, the country’s oldest continuously-operated military post and home to the eldest of all American military academies, held two weddings last week. Every aspect of these weddings spoke to tradition. Each was held in a cadet chapel. Finely dressed brides […]