Federal Judge Finds DOMA Unconstitutional

By: Thursday February 23, 2012 9:20 am

In the latest of a series of legal advances for LGBT equality, Judge Jeffery White, a George W. Bush appointee, ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act {DOMA) is unconstitutional, in violation of the equal protection clause.

This case actually has more potential to be a binding precedent on the country in terms of marriage equality than the Prop 8 case.

 

Obama’s “Evolution” Accelerates: DOJ Formally Declares DOMA Unconstitutional

By: Saturday July 2, 2011 11:15 am

Well the Obama Administration slid some pretty big news into the holiday weekend trash dump, and for once it is very good news. In a late filing in the Northern District of California (NDCA) case of Golinski v. US Department of Personnel Management, the Department of Justice has formally stated that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional

Golinski Battles the O-Bots: Decisions in 9th Circuit Challenge DOMA and DOJ

By: Thursday December 24, 2009 3:00 pm

In the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Reinhardt found the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) clearly unconstitutional and, because it discriminates against protected classes. Judge Kozinski entered another Order this week further blistering the Obama Administration and all but instructing Karen Golinski to sue the federal government for benefits denied her family.

It seems scandalous that these cases were necessary, since the Obama Administration ran hard on relief to the GLBT community and protection and equal protection of their rights; why are they hiding behind the DOMA they once scorned?

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