The petition of the day is:

Windsor v. United States

Docket: 12-63
Issue(s): Whether Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, 1 U.S.C. § 7, which defines the term “marriage” for all purposes under federal law as “only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife,” deprives same-sex couples who are lawfully married under the laws of their states (such as New York) of the equal protection of the laws, as guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

Certiorari stage documents:

Posted in Windsor v. U.S., Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Ben Cheng, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Sep. 18, 2012, 12:49 AM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2012/09/petition-of-the-day-336/