February 23, 2013
The Same-Sex Marriages Before Supreme Court
From the Huffington Post:
Next month, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two cases concerning same-sex marriage. What are the legal issues?
United States v. Windsor (regarding DOMA)
In United States v. Windsor, the Supreme Court will determine the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) signed into law in 1996 by President Clinton. Section 3 of DOMA provides that the word "marriage," as used in any federal law or regulation, means only a union of a man and a woman. This includes laws that govern veterans' benefits, tax adjustments, Social Security, and many other benefits.
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