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  • Justice Dept. Asks Supreme Court to Review 2 Petitions in Hopes of Overturning DOMA

    09/13/2012 3:11:29 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    CP Post ^ | September 12, 2012
    September 12, 2012|6:13 pmThe U.S. Department of Justice filed two petitions Tuesday as part of their challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act, asking the Supreme Court to review cases that could ultimately lead to the court overturning the law that defines marriage as between and man and a woman. The specific part of the law that attorneys for the Justice Department want the court to focus on is Section 3, which they say violate the rights of legally married same-sex couples, arguing that it treats them differently than married heterosexual couples.In 2007, New York resident Edie Windsor married her...