Petitions of the day
The petitions of the day are:
Issue(s): 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.
Issue(s): 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.
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/