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October 31, 2014   Join us on:  Facebook.  Twitter.  YouTube
What Happened—or Didn't Happen—at the Supreme Court
 
By Jon Davidson
Legal Director

Contrary to many people’s expectations, the U.S. Supreme Court did not issue any orders Monday in any of the four challenges to a provision of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), in the Hollingsworth v. Perry case challenging California’s Proposition 8, or in Brewer v. Diaz (Lambda Legal’s case that has preserved domestic partner health insurance coverage for families of lesbian and gay Arizona state employees). The next time we may hear from the Court about what it plans to do regarding these cases is tomorrow. Read More »
 

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No Defense for DOMA!
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