Under Obama, Windsor Implementation Constitutes the Largest Conferral of LGBT Rights in History

Earlier today, the Justice Department released a report detailing the Obama administration’s broad implementation of the Supreme Court’s United States v. Windsor decision, which struck down key components of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) last year.  Under the leadership of President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, the breadth with which this administration has implemented the Windsor decision…

Lawyers Olson and Boies want Virginia as same-sex marriage test case

The legal team that overturned California’s ban on same-sex marriage is targeting Virginia to launch another challenge aimed at convincing the Supreme Court that gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry no matter where they live. The American Foundation for Equal Rights — with its attention-getting political odd couple of conservative Republican lawyer…

Supreme Court Rules: DOMA has been struck down!

SCOTUS BLOG: DOMA has been struck down! DOMA 5-4 (Opinion by Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan. Dissent: Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, Alito) Amy Howe: – DOMA is unconstitutional as a deprivation of the equal liberty of persons that is protected by the Fifth Amendment. – DOMA singles out a class of persons deemed by a…