DOJ Speaks from Privilege to Defend DOMA Once Again

By: Saturday January 15, 2011 9:26 am

The DOMA battle has moved to the US 1st Circuit Court of Appeals, and the DOJ has filed their brief. In short, the brief whines about the burdens a DOMA-less world would place on the federal government, and argues that things would be so much simpler if we just maintained the 1996 status quo until things shake out.

With logic like that, we’d never have Medicare, Medicaid, or marriages of couples from different racial backgrounds.

Stay classy, DOJ, as you argue from your position of privilege.

 

Federal Court: DOMA Section Violates Equal Protection

By: Thursday July 8, 2010 3:10 pm

A US District Court judge just ruled that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), passed during the Clinton Administration, violates equal protection and is therefore unconstitutional.

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