Arenas, et al. v. Napolitano, et al., Case No. SACV12-1137-JVS(MLGx) (United States District Court for the Central District of California)
"The 25-year old son of an immigrant from the Philippines, with his mother and her U.S. citizen spouse,...
" Five same-sex couples challenged a U.S.
law barring the federal government from recognizing gay marriages,
saying its impact is harsh on non-citizens' spouses. The lawsuit challenging the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, was filed