Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:20 PM
malaise (124,240 posts)
The Supremes will decide if they are taking up DOMA any moment now
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The Supremes will decide if they are taking up DOMA any moment now (Original post)
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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:38 PM
Lochloosa (8,674 posts)
2. Technically, it has been overturned. If the SC does not take it up the lower court ruling stands.
Gay marriage: Judge overturns DOMA, stepping up pressure on Supreme Court
A federal judge struck down the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which precludes gay couples from receiving federal marriage benefits. She is the third federal judge to do so, suggesting that the Supreme Court might need to step in soon to clarify its position.
A US judge has struck down a 1996 federal law barring gays and lesbians from receiving federal benefits, the latest in a series of court decisions pushing the issue of same-sex marriage closer to a Supreme Court reckoning.