The Obama Administration's Motion to Dismiss
a Challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act

Arthur Smelt and Christopher Hammer v. U.S., et al.
June 11, 2009

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  • The U.S. Justice Department recently filed a motion in defense of a recent challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act. It argues that the challenge by a California couple should be dismissed for lack of standing, and further that the Defense of Marriage Act is constitutional on the merits.

    You can read the Obama adminsitration's legal filing below:


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