Case after case judges have found DOMA unconstitutional! I expect about as much response as usual on this.
"More than fifteen parties including New York City, three states, members of Congress, civil rights and religious organizations plan to file briefs today in support of Edith "Edie" Windsor's constitutional challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Eddie's spouse died & she paid a huge tax bill on the estate as her marriage is'nt recognized by the IRS.
In June, a federal district judge in New York ruled in Windsor's favor that section three of DOMA does "not pass constitutional muster." Todays briefs were filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which will hear arguments in the case on September 27, 2012.
Local governments including the city of New York; and the states of New York, Connecticut and Vermont; The Partnership for New York City, a group of CEOs from New York CityÃ¢ÂÂs leading businesses; 145 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, spearheaded by House Judiciary Members Jerrold Nadler and John Conyers, Jr., along with Barney Frank, Tammy Baldwin, Jared Polis, David N. Cicilline and Democratic Leaders Nancy Pelosi, Steny H. Hoyer and James E. Clyburn; The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund; Bar associations and civil rights, religious, cultural and LGBT organizations; Social workers and national mental health and medical organizations; Labor unions; and professors of U.S. history, family law, and family and child welfare law.