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Office of Personnel Management v. Golinski
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Issue: Whether Section 3 of Defense of Marriage Act, 1 U.S.C. 7, 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. SCOTUSblog Coverage
Date Proceedings and Orders Jul 3 2012 Petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment filed. (Response due August 2, 2012) Jul 23 2012 Brief of respondent Karen Golinski in support filed. Jul 24 2012 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioners. Jul 24 2012 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the respondent. Jul 30 2012 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including August 31, 2012. Aug 2 2012 Letter of July 31, 2012, from counsel for respondent Karen Golinski received. Aug 31 2012 Brief of respondent Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the United States House of Representatives in opposition filed. Oct 29 2012 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 20, 2012. Nov 8 2012 Reply of Federal Petitioners filed. (Distributed) Nov 13 2012 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 30, 2012. Dec 3 2012 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 7, 2012. Jun 25 2013 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 26, 2013. Jun 27 2013 Petition DENIED. Justice Kagan took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.