House Republican-Funded Pro-DOMA Legal Team Strikes Out Again in Second Circuit

By: Thursday October 18, 2012 10:46 am

A three-judge panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, upholding lower-court rulings that found the law, which discriminates against the marriage rights of gays and lesbians, unconstitutional. The author of the opinion, Dennis Jacobs, is a very conservative George H.W. Bush appointee. But even he had [...]

Federal Judge Finds DOMA Unconstitutional

By: Thursday February 23, 2012 7:35 am

In the latest of a series of legal advances for LGBT equality, Judge Jeffery White, a George W. Bush appointee, ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act {DOMA) is unconstitutional, in violation of the equal protection clause. The ruling is available here. The case concerns Karen Golinski, a staff attorney at the Ninth Circuit Court [...]

Law Firm Hired to Defend DOMA Quits Days Later

By: Monday April 25, 2011 12:12 pm

The law firm John Boehner hired to take up the defense of the Defense of Marriage Act for the House of Representatives has abruptly resigned amid controversy and protests from LGBT groups, including the Human Rights Campaign. King and Spalding was to receive $500,000 from the House for the defense of DOMA. Here’s the statement [...]

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