Gay Widow Asks Supreme Court To Strike Down DOMA

Law360, New York (February 26, 2013, 5:32 PM EST) -- The Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional because it discriminates against married gay couples for their sexual orientation, Edith Windsor told the high court Tuesday in another chapter of her years-long fight over some $363,000 in federal estate taxes she paid after her wife’s death.

In a brief filed before the U.S. Supreme Court, Windsor, who in June persuaded a New York federal judge to find parts of DOMA unconstitutional, argued Tuesday that the federal law preventing married gay couples from receiving federal benefits flouts the...
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