DOMA Doomed (Again)

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June 7, 2012

Lambda Legal congratulates Edie Windsor and her legal team on their federal district court victory declaring DOMA unconstitutional.

The court ruled in Windsor's favor, holding that she is entitled to federal recognition of her marriage to her partner of many decades for purposes of federal estate tax treatment. The ruling concluded that DOMA cannot satisfy rational review and violates the guarantee of equal protection.

Susan Sommer, Lambda Legal's Director of Constitutional Litigation said, "Court after court is concluding that DOMA is unconstitutional. This discriminatory law is simply indefensible; its days are numbered."


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