You actually believe we would give the inheritance w/o tax?
March 27th, 2013
United States' Argument
When Edie Windsors wife Thea Spyer died, the federal government refused to recognize their marriage and taxed Edie´s inheritance from Thea.
Supreme Court´s Ruling
DOMA(defense of Marriage Act) violates the equal protection principles of the U.S constitution because it recognizes heterosexual couples, but not same sex couples. Also that this taxation on the inheritance violates the 5th Amendment.
DOMA is constitutional and the law should undergo minimal security under a rational basis test because sexual orientation is not a historically protected class.
On June 26th 2013, the U.S Supreme Court ruled that section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and that the federal govt cannot discriminate against same sex marriages for the purposes of determining federal benefits and protections