DOMA

Statement on Supreme Court Marriage Decisions, 6/26/13

CONCORD- Today the Supreme Court in a 5-4 vote determined that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional under the 5th Amendment which contains a prohibition to deny a person equal protection under the law. The Defense of Marriage Act was also struck down on federalism grounds.  This decision would not invalidate any of the state laws or constitutional amendments, but would force …

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