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US asks for review of gay marriage law

2012-07-04 15:07

Washington - The Obama administration is asking the Supreme Court to settle the legal fight over a law that denies federal benefits to married gay couples.

The Justice Department on Tuesday asked the court to hear an appeal in its next term of lower court rulings striking down a portion of the Defence of Marriage Act.

The earliest the justices might decide to hear the case is in late September.

The administration says it agrees with the lower court rulings, but it wants the review because President Barack Obama has instructed federal agencies to enforce the law's ban on federal benefits to married gay couples until there is a final court ruling.

Comments
  • zaatheist - 2012-07-04 16:10

    Well I hope they succeed in getting the stain removed from US law. The sky daddy believes will as usual throw a hissy fit because they need the gays to have someone to hate to keep the tithing sheeple feeling they are superior.

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