TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Feb 26, 2013

In a preview of a major constitutional showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court over same-sex marriage, the Obama Administration on Friday filed the first in a series of briefs on the issue. The high court will hear oral arguments next month on the Defense of Marriage Act, which for federal purposes, defines marriage as between one man and one woman. The effect, the administration says, is to deny financial benefits to legally wed gay and lesbian couples. WCYB News has more.