[JURIST] New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a brief with the US Supreme Court [official websites] on Tuesday challenging the constitutionality [brief, PDF] of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) [text; JURIST news archive]. DOMA denies federal recognition of same-sex marriages [JURIST backgrounder], which are legally recognized by the State of New York [JURIST report]. The amicus brief was filed in the case of an elderly New York woman who last week petitioned the Court to expedite her DOMA...

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