SCOTUS Strikes Down DOMA

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Category: Constitutional Interpretation, Constitutional Law, Family Law, Federalism, Public
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Just this morning, the United States Supreme Court released its opinion in United States v. Windsor, the case that challenged the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).  The Court declared DOMA unconstitutional in a 5-4 vote.  More to follow.

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3 Responses to “SCOTUS Strikes Down DOMA”

  1. sean samis Says:

    At first read, J. Scalia’s dissent in U.S. v. Windsor is incomprehensible to me when considered against his agreement with Shelby County v. Holder just the previous day.

    sean s.

  2. Much overdue as DOMA is really unfair and unjust. Even with the ruling there are still issues. For instance, in a state like PA where these marriages are not recognized, it would appear that the ruling has brought about no changes for such impacted individuals.

  3. Likewise in Wisconsin, where we have a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as between one man and one woman. We have a statutory status for domestic partnerships between same sex couples, but that statutory scheme makes clear that a domestic partnership is not equivalent to marriage.

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