Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Obama Administration files Brief to Shut Down DOMA

This is huge!

The Obama administration filed a brief with the Supreme Court on the reasons why DOMA is unconstitutional.

Here's more:
Filed in United States v. Windsor, a case challenging Section 3 of DOMA, the administration said “gay and lesbian people have been subject to a significant history of discrimination in this country,” and argued that laws targeting individuals based on their sexual orientation should face additional scrutiny by courts reviewing them.

In the brief, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli asked the court to uphold a federal appeals court ruling that found DOMA to be unconstitutional:

Section 3 of DOMA violates the fundamental constitutional guarantee of equal protection. The law denies to tens of thousands of same-sex couples who are legally married under state law an array of important federal benefits that are available to legally married opposite-sex couples. Because this discrimination cannot be justified as substantially furthering any important governmental interest, Section 3 is unconstitutional.
The brief also mentions Prop 8 and other marriage bans in the country. Again, this is huge stuff, my friends.



Roger Poladopoulos said...

Our President promised and he delivered. Enough said.

Bob said...

This is excellent.

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