DOMA is unconstitutional as a deprivation of equal liberty protected by the Fifth Amendment, Court rules
Edie Windsor, who shared her life with her late spouse for 44 years, filed a lawsuit against the federal government for refusing to recognize their marriage because of DOMA.
Because of DOMA, Edie Windsor had to pay over $363,000 in federal estate tax after her spouse died
Great news today, DOMA is unconstitutional says federal appeals court in Boston! Our friends at GLAD brought this challenge, and the ACLU joined with 30 civil rights and legal organizations in support.
ACLU of Massachusetts executive director Carol Rose blogged the hearing in April that led to today's decision, and here is more on ACLU work for marriage equality.
ACLU of Massachusetts Executive Director Carol Rose wrote this blog for Boston.com.
Watching court arguments for and against equal marriage in a federal appeals court in Boston today, I have to wonder how "equal protection under the law" can have any meaning if Congress is permitted to discriminate against an entire class of Americans.