Thursday, June 27, 2013
The Striking of #DOMA
Proud of my cousin Irene and her family on the day of the striking of the Defense of Marriage Act ;) in D.C. Equal Protection rules! Hooray!
This is about the sensational case United States v. Windsor: “In a decision deeply skeptical of laws that treat gays and lesbians differently from others, the justices invalidated a section of the 17-year-old Defense of Marriage Act that denied federal benefits to married gays and lesbians in a dozen states, from Maine to Washington, and the District of Columbia. That measure, the court declared, existed primarily “to demean those persons who are in a lawful same-sex marriage." - USA Today
To read the full text of the decision (that I have yet to read): http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/12-307_g2bh.pdf