June 26, 2013 U.S. Supreme Court rules DOMA Section 3 unconstitutional in Windsor v. United States

July 31, 2012 – Connecticut Federal District Court Judge Bryant rules that DOMA is unconstitutional.

Judge Bryant issued an order denying BLAG’s Motion to Stay Proceedings on July 4, 2012.

House Leadership via the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group (BLAG) filed a Motion to Stay Proceedings on June 20, 2012.  Plaintiffs filed their Opposition to Motion to Stay on June 22, 2012

July 15, 2011 Update: GLAD files motion for summary judgment on behalf of plaintiffs

February 23, 2011 Update: DOJ Announces it won’t defend constitutionality of DOMA in Pedersen

On November 9, 2010, GLAD filed Pedersen v. O.P.M., a second major, multi-plaintiff lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Section 3 and the government’s denial of protections and responsibilities to married gay and lesbian couples.

Pedersen v. O.P.M. specifically addresses married couples in Connecticut, Vermont, and New Hampshire.