California DOMA Ruling

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I had missed this, thanks to commenter Random Factor for pointing it out:

A federal judge on Wednesday declared the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and ordered the federal government to extend health benefits to the same-sex spouse of a San Francisco lawyer employed by the federal courts.

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey S. White said the refusal of the Office of Personnel Management to enroll 9th Circuit attorney Karen Golinski’s spouse in the federal agency’s benefits program violated her constitutional right to equal protection under the law.

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The Justice Department sat this one out, but House Republicans did get involved.

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  1. There we go. I’m amazed it took this long. Or were they waiting for the Prop 8 ruling to see if that would be broad enough to get it to SCOTUS?

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