How Same Sex Couples Should Plan For DOMA Ruling

Law360, New York (March 14, 2013, 10:23 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court announced in December 2012 that it will examine the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in U.S. v. Windsor. The timing of such review is appropriate considering the increased activity of certain states introducing same sex marriage legislation, the U.S. Department of Justice announcing in 2011 that it would no longer defend DOMA’s constitutionality, as well as recent public opinion polls reflecting a shift toward more Americans supporting same-sex marriage.

The court decision, which is expected this summer after oral...
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