Class In DOMA Case Calls Work Permit Process 'Total Scam'

Law360, Los Angeles (September 10, 2013, 7:53 PM ET) -- A class of immigrants in binational same-sex marriages who were denied employment benefits based on the Defense of Marriage Act urged a California federal judge Tuesday to compel the U.S. government to issue them work permits expeditiously, saying the government's administrative procedures were a “total scam.”

Class counsel Peter Schey said U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services denied benefits to approximately 7,000 immigrants, citing DOMA's definition of marriage as between a a man and a woman, and even though the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled the law...
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Case Title

Martin R Aranas et al v. Janet Napolitano et al


Case Number

8:12-cv-01137

Court

California Central

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Other

Judge

Consuelo B. Marshall

Date Filed

July 12, 2012

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