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The White House has issued a brief asking the Supreme Court to reject Section 3 of DOMA because it allows unconstitutional discrimination.

Posted by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 11:21 AM
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The Obama administration implored the Supreme Court on Friday to strike out a section from the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional discrimination.

"Section 3 of DOMA violates the fundamental constitutional guarantee of equal protection," the U.S. said in a brief.

DOMA, a 1996 federal law, defines marriage as between a man and a woman. Section 3 of the law permits state and federal authorities to deny typical benefits that same-sex couples enjoy, such as Social Security survivors' benefits.

The brief was filed in the United States v. Windsor case. Oral arguments are scheduled for March 27, reported NBC News.

"The law denies to tens of thousands of same-sex couples who are legally married under state law an array of important federal benefits that are available to legally married opposite-sex couples," the brief reads.



Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/obama-asks-high-court-overturn-anti-gay-law-article-1.1271545#ixzz2LjwMRRby


by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 11:21 AM
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randi1978
by Bronze Member on Feb. 23, 2013 at 11:28 AM
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They just need to get rid of it altogether, make same sex marriage legal across the country at a federal level and ban states from trying to keep it illegal.  It's ridiculous that a couple's marriage is recognized in one state, but suddenly invalid in the state next door. 

mehamil1
by Platinum Member on Feb. 23, 2013 at 11:33 AM
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Stike down the whole thing for heavens sake! 

Veni.Vidi.Vici.
by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 11:41 AM
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If the gov't would put more effort into other kinds of fraud istead of considering domestic partnering fraud perhaps a few people would be enlightened.

Veni.Vidi.Vici.
by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 1:10 PM
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bump


AdrianneHill
by Platinum Member on Feb. 23, 2013 at 1:27 PM
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I hope the court strikes the whole law down as an insult to the equal protection clause. Dumb as hell
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CrazyLife1996
by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 1:30 PM
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I couldn't agree more.


Quoting randi1978:

They just need to get rid of it altogether, make same sex marriage legal across the country at a federal level and ban states from trying to keep it illegal.  It's ridiculous that a couple's marriage is recognized in one state, but suddenly invalid in the state next door. 


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lga1965
by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 1:34 PM
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Quoting randi1978:

They just need to get rid of it altogether, make same sex marriage legal across the country at a federal level and ban states from trying to keep it illegal.  It's ridiculous that a couple's marriage is recognized in one state, but suddenly invalid in the state next door. 

 I agree!

Veni.Vidi.Vici.
by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 5:25 PM

bump

kailu1835
by Ruby Member on Feb. 23, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Didn't the Supreme Court already declare it unconstitutional?

TranquilMind
by Platinum Member on Feb. 23, 2013 at 6:18 PM
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Not his place, but then he thinks all things are his business and he's overreaching.   

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