Justices Skeptical Of Federal Benefits Ban For Gay Couples

Law360, New York (March 27, 2013, 8:08 PM EDT) -- A majority of U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday expressed skepticism over part of a federal law defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman as they considered arguments over the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act.

The Supreme Court heard arguments in U.S. v. Windsor, a case in front of the high court following a Second Circuit ruling that found Section 3 of DOMA — which defines marriage for federal benefits purposes as "only a legal union between one man and...
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