Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Massahusetts sues fibbies over DOMA
Denise Laovie has a major AP story tonight, reporting that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is suing the federal government over the constitutionality of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, signed by "republicrat" President Clinton. The link for the story is here.
The suit makes equal protection arguments regarding Medicaid benefits and regarding veterans’ burial.
A group in Boston called Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders had filed a challenge to the law in March 2009.
One could say, that some social "conservatives" have gotten what they wished for: a constitutional challenge to DOMA -- something predicted as far back as Scalia's dissent in Lawrence v Texas.