Republicans appeal DOMA cases to US Supreme Court

Republicans want Supreme Court to hear DOMA casesBY STEVE WILLIAMS

Lawyers acting on behalf of the Republican House leadership on Friday filed with the US Supreme Court an appeal of two of several Defense of Marriage Act cases.

Reports the Washington Blade:

The court ruling that was appealed was the First Circuit Court of Appeals decision in the cases of Gill v. Office of Personnel Management, which was filed by Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, and Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Department of Health & Human Services. On May 31, the appellate court issued a decision that Section 3 of DOMA, which prohibits federal recognition of same-sex marriage, was unconstitutional as a result of both cases.


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