Tuesday, July 05, 2011

DOJ: DOMA is 'unconstitutional'

Via Metro Weekly:

In a brief filed on behalf of the Office of Personnel Management and other federal defendants, DOJ acknowledged the U.S. government's "significant and regrettable role" in discrimination in America against gays and lesbians.

The summary of the DOJ argument that Golinski's case should not be dismissed begins simply: "Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, 1 U.S.C. Section 7 ('DOMA'), unconstitutionally discriminates."
The brief as file as a result of a lawsuit brought about by a federal court employee seeking equal health benefits for her wife. According to the article, this is the strongest language ever used in a brief.

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