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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Friday, September 28, 2012

Windsor Takes Her Fight to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Court FightEdie Windsor was at the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York defending the victory she obtained at the lower court. Windsor's main concern at the moment is her health because she is struggling with a number of illnesses. She hopes that she can get the situation resolved before her death. Other than that, Windsor seems to be in good spirits and is happy that she is the face of the fight against the Defense of Marriage Act. At the Second Circuit, BLAG or the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group defended the law on the argument that the federal circuit should apply the precedent that the United States Supreme Court has already established. The court did not issue a ruling today. In addition, the Supreme Court is expected to hear the matter within the next year.

See Abby Rogers, 83-Year-Old Lesbian Hopes She Can Survive Her Fight Against the Defense of Marriage Act, Business Insider, Sept. 27, 2012.

Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention. 


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