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Edith Windsor calls on U.S. Supreme Court to strike down DOMA

Edith Windsor, the New York widow who was forced to pay $363,000 in estate taxes in 2009 upon the death of her spouse, Thea Spyer, made her case to the U.S. Supreme Court, filing a brief in her challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Prop 8 judge speaks out as case reaches Supreme Court

Vaughn Walker, the federal judge who made the historic ruling that California’s Proposition 8 was unconstitutional, says that he makes no predictions about how the U.S. Supreme Court will decide the appeal.

House GOP to Supreme Court: Gays too powerful to warrant judicial protection

Republican members of the U.S. House leadership tell the U.S. Supreme Court it should uphold the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as constitutional, arguing that gays and lesbians are a powerful interest group, and do not warrant “judicial intervention.”