Gill v. Office Of Personnel Management: Downfall Of The Defense Of Marriage Act?

By Teresa M. Harkins La Vita This Emerging Issues Analysis analyzes the court's ruling in Gill v. Office of Personnel Management . The author addresses the impact that this decision, out of the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts, may have on the future of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), 1...

Heinle and La Vita on Gill v. Office of Personnel Management: the downfall of DOMA?

By Teresa M. Harkins La Vita This Emerging Issues Analysis analyzes the District Court's ruling in Gill v. Office of Personnel Management . The author addresses the impact that this decision, out of the United States District Court in Massachusetts, may have on the future of the Defense of Marriage...

Teresa M. Harkins La Vita on The American Bar Association's Resolution 111: On the Road to Marriage Equality in America

By Teresa M. Harkins La Vita This Emerging Issues Analysis addresses the American Bar Association's Resolution 111, which urges state, territorial, and tribal governments to eliminate all of their legal barriers to civil marriage between two persons of the same sex who are otherwise eligible...

Fulbright Team Files Amici Curiae Briefs on Behalf of Over 60 Public Interest Organizations in DOMA and Proposition 8 Cases

On February 28, 2013, Fulbright filed amici curiae briefs on behalf of over 60 public interest organizations with the U.S. Supreme Court as part of the Proposition 8 and Defense of Marriage Act cases. The briefs urge the Court to apply heightened scrutiny under the Equal Protection clause to classifications...