132 House Dems Ask 9th Circ. To Strike DOMA Provision

Law360, New York (July 13, 2012, 3:36 PM EDT) -- More than 100 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday dived into the legal battle surrounding the Defense of Marriage Act, telling the Ninth Circuit that the law's denial of federal benefits to same-sex couples serves no respectable purpose and should be invalidated.

The amicus brief seeks to undermine the argument from DOMA supporters that the legislation helps to preserve traditional values, questioning how medical coverage for gay individuals poses any threat.

"It is impossible to believe that any legitimate federal interest is rationally served by denying federal employees ... the opportunity to include their spouses on health insurance...

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