Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What's with all these court cases?

If you are getting confused about the DOMA and Prop8 legal cases,you are not alone. Here's a great summary covering the various state and federal legal challenges around marriage equality.
These cases fall into two broad categories: challenges in federal courts to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) of 1996, and challenges in state courts to state marriage laws. Here is an overview of both categories.
There are 8 DOMA cases in federal courts now. This site also gives a great overview of what has happened in individual states regarding marriage equality.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A link to a petition to end the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) now and push forward legislation for the Respect of Marriage Act.

Please share. 39,887 signatures and counting.