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Couples Challenge DOMA in Federal Lawsuit

" 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 Monday by Immigration Equality in U.S. District Court for...

Class Action Lawsuit Challenges DOMA in Family Immigration Cases

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, today filed a class action lawsuit in federal court...