GLAD files request for Supreme Court review of ‘Pedersen v. O.P.M.’

Yesterday, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders filed a petition for a writ of certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court in its 'Pedersen v. Office of Personnel Management' lawsuit, meaning that GLAD is asking the Court to review their case at the federal level.

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Federal judge agrees to hear Nevada marriage lawsuit

Today, a federal judge from the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada agreed to hear 'Sevcik v. Sandoval,' a lawsuit brought by Lambda Legal on behalf of eight same-sex couples seeking marriage licenses in Nevada.

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Fifteen states request Supreme Court review of DOMA

Today, the state of Indiana and fourteen other states (AL, AK, AZ, CO, GA, ID, KS, MI, NE, OK, SC, SD, TX and VA) filed an amicus brief in Gill v. Office of Personnell Managaement, one of the most prominent court cases challenging the constitutionality of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

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Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders push Supreme Court to rule on DOMA

Respondents from Nancy Gill, et al. and the individual plaintiffs in Gill v. Office of Personnel Management filed a brief to the Supreme Court in response to the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group's (BLAG) recent writ of certiorari, which petitions the Supreme Court to hear a case.

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U.S. District Court judge finds DOMA unconstitutional in ‘Pedersen v. OPM’

Today, U.S. District Court Judge Vanessa L. Bryant ruled that the so-called Defense of Marriage Act's Section 3, which defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional. The decision comes as the U.S. Supreme Court continues to receive many formal requests in a number of different cases to take a stance on whether or not DOMA is constitutional.

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Michael Bloomberg and Christine Quinn file amicus brief in Windsor’s DOMA case

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn have filed a brief on Wednesday asking the Supreme Court to review the constitutionality of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. They filed the brief as friends of the court, asking justices to take on 'Windsor v. United States,' a DOMA-related

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State of Massachusetts requests Supreme Court hearing of Defense of Marriage Act

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley called upon the Supreme Court on Tuesday, July 24 to take on lawsuits challenging Section 3 of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the section of DOMA that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Coakley's request is now the fifth request before the Supreme Court to take one or more of three DOMA cases.

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Edie Windsor wants to take case against DOMA to the Supreme Court

83-year-old Edie Windsor is challenging the so-called Defense of Marriage Act in court, and now she's asking the Supreme Court to take her case.

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Medical and psychological organizations file amicus brief in DOMA case

Today, a number of medical and psychological organizations filed an amicus brief in Golinski v. U.S. Office of Personnel Management, making the case that children are not harmed by having same-sex parents - but rather by federal laws that prohibit the legal recognition of their parents' marriage. The brief is the third influential brief this week that urges the Court to rule DOMA unconstitutional.

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Labor groups file amicus brief opposing Defense of Marriage Act

Yesterday, three union organizations filed an amicus brief in 'Golinski v. U.S. Office of Personnel Management,' one of the key cases related to the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. The brief attacks the constitutionality of DOMA.

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