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07/26/2011

Another state AG, another threat to BS

by Jeremy Hooper

Screen Shot 2011-07-26 At 2.47.52 PmThis time from our newest marriage equality state:

NEW YORK – In papers filed in the case of Windsor v. United States, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today challenged the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”), which redefined marriage for federal purposes to exclude same-sex unions that are valid under state law. The papers—filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York— ask the federal court to accept the Attorney General’s friend-of-the-court brief, which argues that DOMA violates same-sex couples’ right to equal protection under the law as required by the U.S. Constitution. This legal action, which follows Attorney General Schneiderman's pledge last summer to join the court battle over DOMA, follows the historic enactment of the Marriage Equality Act of 2011.
FULL Release and brief: A.G. SCHNEIDERMAN TAKES LEGAL ACTION TO CHALLENGE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT [NY AG]

And of course this one is quite notable considering NY has more potentially wedding-bound same-sex couples than any to come before it and stick around). Not only did this past Sunday double the percentage of Americans with marriage equality in their state, but it also doubled the federal inadequacies. So A.G. Scheinerdman isn't just any friend of the court. He's like that really popular friend who might show up a little later, but who has a huge social network to tap into in order to turn a principled gathering into an all all-out party of progress.

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