House Group Takes Gay Spouse Benefits Ruling To 9th Circ.

Law360, New York (February 24, 2012, 6:28 PM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives advisory group that has worked to defend the Defense of Marriage Act on Friday appealed to the Ninth Circuit a California federal judge’s ruling that the act unconstitutionally denies employment benefits to members of lawful same-sex marriages.

The appeal, coming just two days after U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White granted summary judgment to Ninth Circuit staff attorney Karen Golinski and upheld her wife's right to enroll in her same-sex partner's health insurance plan, challenges the finding that DOMA discriminates on the...
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