Today Spells Doomsday for DOMA

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March 27, 2013
Lambda Legal Marriage Project Director Camilla Taylor

Edie Windsor had her day in court today.

She bravely stood not only for herself, but for all lesbian and gay couples treated unequally by their government. 

As we argued in our friend-of-the-court brief, DOMA heaps upon married same-sex couples disadvantages that defy credible connection to any legitimate governmental purpose. President Obama knows it and refuses to defend DOMA in court. Former President Clinton, who signed DOMA into law, knows it. 

And now I believe the justices of the Supreme Court have persuasive grounds to affirm the Second Circuit’s decision. Today spells doomsday for DOMA.

Previously: Supreme Court Hears DOMA Case

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."