(26 June 203) Today, the United States Supreme Court issued two important rulings related to same-sex marriage: Windsor v. United States and Hollingsworth v. Perry. The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) celebrates these rulings for affirming the equality of same-sex marriages and more broadly the rights of LGBT people to full equality before the law. >>>
Last December, the Supreme Court granted certiorari on two same sex marriage cases. Those cases include Hollingsworth v. Perry, a challenge to California’s controversial Proposition 8 measure, and a case out of New York, U.S. v Windsor, which considers the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). >>>
(CNN) -- Edith Windsor, who filed the original case that could upend the Defense of Marriage Act, says just getting the case to this point is a kind of victory.
"We've made a huge step forward and a huge difference in how people look at us," she said. "And so, it'll happen. Another year if not now."
It was the death of Windsor's life partner, Thea Clara Spyer, that led to the case. >>>