US Reps. Slam DOMA In 1st Circ. Same-Sex Benefits Fight

Law360, New York (November 16, 2011, 7:27 PM EST) -- Members of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday threw their weight behind a challenge of the Defense of Marriage Act in the First Circuit, where three consolidated cases are disputing health benefits for federal workers in same-sex marriages.

The 133 U.S. representatives who signed the amicus curiae brief argued Section 3 of DOMA, which defines marriage as "between one man and one woman" is not only unconstitutional, it lacks any legitimate federal purpose.

The House Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group has involved itself in the case...
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