Defense of Marriage Act Challenged in Court

April 5, 2012

Following up on our article in January 2012 about the gay foreigner facing deportation despite being married to a U.S. citizen, five legally married same-sex couples have now filed a lawsuit challenging the 1996 federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which bans the U.S. government from recognizing same-sex marriages. Because of DOMA, the foreign spouse…

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