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Supreme Court strikes down key provision of DOMA: Same sex marriages will likely be able to allow for adjustment of status

On Behalf of | Jun 28, 2013 | Uncategorized

This week the Supreme Court struck down a key provision if the Defense of Marriage Act, DOMA, that defined “marriage” as a man-woman union and denied same-sex couples any federal benefits, including immigration benefits. The decision marks a landmark, watershed moment for gay and lesbian marriage rights. The ignorance of DOMA’s policy disqualified same-sex couples from over a thousand federal benefits. The Supreme Court held that this was a violation of equal protection. We at Youman, Madeo and Fasano hail this humanitarian decision.

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