The petitions of the day are:

12-302

Issue: Whether Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act violates the Fifth Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection of the laws as applied to persons of the same sex who are legally married under the laws of their State.

12-231

Issue: Whether Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”), 1 U.S.C. § 7, violates the equal protection guarantee of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as applied to legally married same-sex couples.

Posted in Pedersen v. Office of Personnel Management, Office of Personnel Management v. Pedersen, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Ben Cheng, Petitions of the day, SCOTUSblog (Nov. 20, 2012, 11:02 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2012/11/petitions-of-the-day-12/