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Tag: Defense of Marriage Act

October 22, 2012

Why the Second Circuit’s decision striking down DOMA could be bad for economic liberty

Last week the Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling in Windsor v. United States of America striking down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional. In particular, the Court found that Section 3's denial of federal spousal benefits to legally married same sex couples violated the equal protection component of the ...