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New Article on the Defense of Marriage Act Litigation and Its Impact on Pennsylvania Cases

Posted in Same Sex Marriage

There has been quite a bit of litigation and court decisions related to the Defense of Marriage Act and how it impacts state laws and the ability of states to enact federal laws due to different definitions of what constitutes “marriage;” traditionally, states have been left to decide how to handle domestic issues and the DOMA has been viewed as infringing on that area.

I examined some of those recent federal court decisions involving the DOMA and how they could impact a pending Pennsylvania case for this month’s issue of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s “Pennsylvania Family Lawyer."

 

http://www.pabar.org/public/sections/famco/pubs/newsletters/pfl%20oct12.pdf