US Asks Supreme Court To Decide DOMA's Fate

Law360, New York (July 5, 2012, 3:53 PM EDT) -- Seeking an authoritative decision on the validity of the Defense of Marriage Act, the Obama administration filed two petitions on Tuesday asking the U.S. Supreme Court to determine whether the law's definition of marriage as between a man and a woman for federal purposes is unconstitutional.

One of the petitions lodged by the U.S. solicitor general seeks high court review of the First Circuit's ruling that Section 3 of DOMA runs afoul of the constitution, while the other urges the court to take up another challenge...
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