Skip to comments.83-year-old asks Supreme Court to review gay marriage ban
Posted on 07/16/2012 6:50:11 PM PDT by markomalley
An ailing 83-year-old lesbian asked the Supreme Court on Monday to hear her legal challenge against a federal law that defines marriage as a union between a man and woman, attempting to place her case on a fast-track to the top court.
The suit, filed by Edith Schlain Windsor in 2010, targets the Defense of Marriage Act, a law passed by the U.S. Congress in 1996 that denies federal benefits to lawfully married same-sex couples.
Windsor's petition attempts to bypass the U.S. Court of Appeals, which is slated to hear the case in September.
With Windsor's filing, there are three petitions pending before the Supreme Court over the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, an issue the high court could take up in oral arguments as early as next spring, said Windsor's lawyer Roberta Kaplan, of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.
"This case presents a question of exceptional national importance: the constitutionality of a statute, the Defense of Marriage Act ('DOMA'), that daily affects the lives of thousands of Americans," the petition said.
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Don’t worry Edith. You’ll have John piece-of-trash Roberts to win it for your cause. And right after, he’ll split for another 3rd world vacation island like the spineless weasel he really is.
Never fear. Mighty Myth Romney will save us from gay marriage just like he did in Massachusetts.
Sounds like the SC will get another chance to flip us the bird. :)
An ailing 83 year old Lesbian suing fo gay marriage. Man, that is a dry subject
Time for some mind bleach.
Personally, I am sick to death of the whiny homosexuals complaining about their lives. Shut the hell up.
Live together, I do not care but stop talking about it.
You can not ever be married, that is a covenant between God Almighty and man...........The Bride and the Church.
You can change tradition, you can change the legal definition you CAN NOT change the covenant between God and man.
“Man, that is a dry subject”
No it’s not, I’m in TEARs overwhelmed by sympathy for her cause...............pysch!
Even Taco Bell doesn’t serve stuff that far beyond the expired date.
Old, ailing lesbo knocking against death’s doors and she’s fussing about gay marriage? Unless she repents then her eternal destination has neither ‘gay’ nor marriage to anticipate. Trying to change what God has ordained from the beginning is foolish beyond compare. So be it.
Hey,Jim...have you ever even *set foot* in Massachusetts?
(And yes,I'm fully prepared to be zotted and banned for life for having questioned the Grand Poobah!)
Whether JimRob or anyone has set foot in Massachusetts isn’t relevant to the discussion, Mitt-Witt’s record speaks for itself.
In that same vein, does one need to engage in sodomy to know that it’s not good for you? I figure with a screen name like ‘Gay State Conservative’ you might be able to enlighten the rest of us, eh?
The thought of an 83 year-old lesbian doing anything sexual makes my skin crawl.
Yup. I’ve *set foot* in every state except Alaska. Massachusetts was once home to some mighty fine patriots. Maybe it will be again someday if we could run out some leftist/statist types from both parties.
All right then,have *you* ever set foot in Massachusetts?
In that same vein, does one need to engage in sodomy to know that its not good for you? I figure with a screen name like Gay State Conservative you might be able to enlighten the rest of us, eh?
You know,after 8 years and 25,000 posts nobody's *ever* made a comment like that to me.I congratulate you for your originality.
OK then,take a minute or two to sum up what you know about Margaret Marshall.
Right there is proof positive that you don't have the first clue about what Massachusetts politics is all about.California politics? Yah.National politics? Yah.Massachusetts politics? Zip,zilch,nada!
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