A well-known attorney due to ask the U.S. Supreme Court this month to strike down a California law banning same-sex marriage says the high court may very well present a united front in favor of gay and lesbian rights.
With their Ivy League pedigrees and East Coast addresses, Supreme Court justices often are rightly described as unrepresentative of the nation. But in one area, the justices look a lot like the rest of America.
On March 26 the U.S. Supreme Court will consider the discriminatory "Defense of Marriage Act" (DOMA). DOMA unfairly denies federal protections—like Social Security, veterans’ benefits, health insurance and retirement savings—to committed same-sex couples who are legally married in their own states. But as Outserve - SLDN Executive Director, Allyson Robinson, explained, the harms of DOMA also reach military members and their families.