Breaking: Edie Windsor petitions SCOTUS to hear case arguing DOMA violates Constitution’s equal protection clause

By: Monday July 16, 2012 12:28 pm

The Defense of Marriage Act is under fire again as attorneys for 83-year-old Edie Windsor, a  lesbian from New York, have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review her case, bypassing a second round in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. In June a federal judge ruled that DOMA violates the federal constitution. The ruling came in [...]

New York Attorney General Takes A Swing At DOMA

By: Tuesday July 26, 2011 5:37 pm

Lots of news today. New York's Attorney General, Eric Scheiderman, filed a friend of the court brief supporting the ACLU's constitutional challenge of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act in Windsor vs. United States. The summary of arguments reads: By refusing to recognize for federal purposes marriages that are valid under state law, DOMA intrudes [...]

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