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November 29, 2012
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Update: The Court's next scheduled conference is Friday, December 7. No news on DOMA is expected before then. Lambda Legal's Legal Director, Jon W. Davidson explains what happened—or didn't happen—at the Court this week.

The U.S. Supreme Court may decide this week whether to review the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). While we wait for the Court’s announcement, here’s everything you need to know about this unfair law and why the justices should strike it down.

Top 10 Things You Should Know About DOMA and the U.S. Supreme Court
A fact sheet prepared by Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD).

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What Is DOMA and Why Is It Bad?
Lambda Legal’s Legal Director, Jon W. Davidson, explains the law—and the fight against it.

What You Need to Know About the DOMA Cases
An overview of the lawsuits making their way to the Supreme Court, by Legal Director Jon W. Davidson.

Golinski v. OPM
Lambda Legal’s lawsuit, in which we are asking the Supreme Court to overturn DOMA.

Karen Golinski: In My Own Words
Meet the woman behind Lambda Legal’s case, as she tells her story to Lambda Legal’s Impact magazine.

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