Thursday, May 6, 2010

DOMA Challenge

A federal district court in Boston will hear a challenge to DOMA being brought in Gill et al. v. Office of Personnel Management. From WCVB TV, via The Advocate:

"They argue that the federal law restricts federal benefits to those in heterosexual marriages and they said that is inherently unfair and that it's only the states that should be able to determine marriage and domestic relations laws. The federal government, represented by the U.S. attorney's office in Boston, has asked that the case be dismissed, saying, among other things, that there is no fundamental right to federal benefits based on marital status."

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