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Court seems to be leaning against Defense of Marriage Act

Publié par Clifford Armion le 28/03/2013

David G. Savage and David Lauter

WASHINGTON — After two days of arguments on same-sex marriage, the Supreme Court seemed poised to give gays and lesbians a major legal victory but probably not the immediate right to marry in all states that many of them had hoped for.
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy's questions during Wednesday's oral arguments suggested that he was leaning toward joining the court's four liberals in taking an important but limited step to strike down federal discrimination against gay couples whose home states allow them to marry. On Tuesday, these same justices seemed ready to deal with California's gay marriage ban in a way that would invalidate it without establishing a nationwide precedent.
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"Court seems to be leaning against Defense of Marriage Act", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2013. Consulté le 22/09/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/court-seems-to-be-leaning-against-defense-of-marriage-act