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Gay Marriage Advocates Lose By Winning

Tinsldr2 Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 10:24 PM
In the case of Windsor, a women was legally married in NY when her spouse died. She was denied the benefit of the spousal deduction for federal estate taxes. The court held that Windsor was denied that equal protection. There are several other cases also such as Gil V Office of Personnel Management that the courts have also found the same thing. Now the question is will those cases only overturn part of DOMA or all of it? Those cases are on section 3 of DOMA, so the court can rule narrowly and force Federal Recognition of marriages by same sex couples. The court could keep Same sex couples that are legally married in one state from being recognized in other states since that is not a part of either case currently considered.

Homosexual activists achieved historic gains in the November 2012 election in the states of Washington, Maine and Maryland. These three notoriously liberal states passed laws extending marriage benefits to homosexual relationships by four to six percentage points. But will these legal victories ultimately deny them the sweeping Supreme Court decision they long for?

Judge Robert Jones of a federal court in Nevada has laid the groundwork for such a conclusion. In his ruling on a lawsuit which sought to overturn Nevada’s ban on gay marriage, Jones wrote that the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) lobby’s success in advancing its...