Windsor v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on June 27, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-63 2d Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2012
 
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Issue: 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.

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