Although a Mass. federal judge has already ruled DOMA unconstitutional (which the Justice Dept. is appealing), another judge in Oakland, CA has ruled that
The argument in this case is that DOMA has
DOMA seems not long for this world. However, if the whole thing ends up decided by the Supremes, anything can happen I guess.
Finally, in the decision, the judge said that
I don’t have a proposition for debate. I would be interested in hearing our legal experts’ evaluations of this decision on its merits. I’m not particularly interested, for this thread, in strategic arguments about the best way to dismantle DOMA.
For me, I like the way things are going. Multiple federal judges in multiple jurisdictions are recognizing DOMA for what it is: unconstitutional interference in the rights of states and of those states’ citizens for the sake of preserving a bigoted view of sexual behavior. And they’re saying so in very plain language.
I hope there isn’t already a thread about this, I didn’t see one.