Marriage at the Supreme Court
The United States Supreme Court heard arguments March 27 against the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in Windsor v. United States brought by our colleagues at the ACLU and Paul | Weiss. Read more.
The Court heard arguments on the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8, which took away the right of same-sex couples in the state to marry, on March 26. Read more
GLAD coordinated the amicus strategy for the DOMA case at the Supreme Court, and those briefs, as well as party briefs, can be found here.
GLAD's two challenges to DOMA, Gill v. OPM and Pedersen v. OPM, are being held pending a ruling in Windsor.
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Meet Our Plaintiffs
Over 40 friend-of-the-court briefs were filed today in the U.S. Supreme Court by parties including Members of Congress, the NAACP, Labor, Military Leaders, Service Members and Families, Former...
With April 15 on the horizon, the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) means that married same-sex couples across the country are dealing with the indignity, confusion, and expense caused by the...