Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Defense of Marriage Act struck down in suit by 2013 Pride Magazine covergirl, Edie Windsor, 83; enormous nationwide repercussions, okay?

President Obama congratulates Edie Windsor from Air Force
One on her Supreme Court victory against DOMA, which his
administration already had stopped defending
     Edith Windsor sued the federal government for overcharging her $363,000 in estate taxes, and, in the process, has now dismantled DOMA, which the Obama administration stopped defending but on which GOP House Majority Leader John Boehner has spent millions of taxpayer dollars in court because he's an overreaching political partisan who panders to bigots and reputedly drinks too much.
     Windsor was represented by the New York Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.
     The SCOTUS decision could not have been narrower, with the usual suspects, Roberts, Alito, Thomas and Scalia (who threw a fit nailing himself to the cross in a petulant dissent) siding with the proposition that the federal government should be able to pick the marriages it chooses to recognize from among those recognized by states.
     Here's a wonderful profile of Edie Windsor by the best Supreme Court broadcast reporter in America, NPR's Nina Totenberg, whose story on today's decision AKSARBENT will link to when it becomes available.
     The World-Herald explained, generally, what the decision means to gay Nebraskans and Iowans, in a article accompanied by a nice picture of a rainbow-flag-waving dude in a tank top. NPR had more details about how the decision will affect gay couples.

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