Thursday, July 05, 2012
DOJ asks Supreme Court to rule on DOMA; Roanoke VA health club relents on same-sex couples after pressure from Change.org
The United States Department of Justice has asked the Supreme Court to take up Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, which would prohibit the federal government from offering federal benefits to partners (like social security for surviving spouses) in same sex couples.
The case in the Ninth Circuit is Goliniski v. OPM
The Lambda Legal press release is here.
There is a case in Roanoke, VA where the Carilion Clinic (a gym and pool) had refused a family membership to a male couple with an adopted son, but rescinded under pressure from a Change.org petition. The story on The Revivalist blog is here.