Obama Urges Supreme Court to Strike Down Federal Defense of Marriage Act

The Obama administration is asking the Supreme Court to strike down the federal law defining marriage as a union between only a man and a woman.

The request regarding the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act was made Friday in a brief by Solicitor General Donald Verrilli that argues the law is unconstitutional because it violates “the fundamental guarantee of equal protection.”

The high court is set to hear two cases next month on the issue: the constitutional challenge on Proposition 8, the 2008 California that allowed same-sex marriages in the state that two years later was overturned, and United States v. Windsor, which challenges DOMA.

Edith Windsor, a California resident, was married to her female partner in Canada in 2007 but was required to pay roughly $360,000 in federal estate taxes because the marriage is not recognized under DOMA.

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,” Verrilli’s brief in part states.

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  • Capt.America

    Lie,Steal,Destroy and Kill Describes this Antichrist ,Anti white government.
    This is an assault on Christianity.

  • Barry_Suxx

    Capt. America,

    Damn Right, and I’d go a little further too. I’d say the actions of this Anti-Christ are a Distinct and Direct Assault against ALL Free-Willed Humanity.

    The DemonRATS have created a real Satanic Monster this time; and now we’re stuck with the consequences because of the Self-Blinded Masses.

    Barry Oblamo: WERE do YOU get the delusional notions that You are somehow a ‘Supreme Authority’ OVER US and OUR LAWS? You are nothing but Festering Sewer-Solids who is SUPPOSED to WORK FOR US, not the other way around, you pompous DickBert!!!!!!

  • CSN

    Didn’t Obama state in 2007 that he was for Marriage being between one man and one woman…..I think we should honor him with the song “The Great Pretender.” Obozo is Gay and has been so since before College.