Supreme Court Hears DOMA Case

Legal Director Jon W. Davidson
Supreme Court Hears DOMA Case
Marzo 27, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument today in United States v. Windsor, the case challenging Section 3 of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which bars the federal government from recognizing the marriages of same-sex couples. 

On consecutive days, we have witnessed lawyers arguing passionately and effectively before the Court for equal rights and protections for same-sex couples. 

The solicitor general explained that Section 3 of DOMA is discrimination, and it is time for the Court to recognize that this discrimination cannot be reconciled with our fundamental commitment to equal protection under the law.

Learn more: Marriage at the Supreme Court

Read our blog series "From Sex to Marriage: How We Got From Lawrence v. Texas to the Cases Against DOMA and Prop 8."