DOJ says DOMA justified to prevent ’inequities’ (BayWindows)
The U.S. Department of Justice filed its brief Jan. 13 with a federal appeals court that will hear the government’s appeal of two district court decisions that found the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional.
The cases are Nancy Gill v. Office of Personnel Management, brought by Gay & Lesbian Activists & Defenders (GLAD), and Massachusetts v. Department of Health and Human Services, brought by the state.
The Department of Justice, led by Assistant Attorney General Tony West, argues that U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Tauro in Boston erred last year in finding one section of the federal DOMA unconstitutional.
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