Petition of the day
The petition of the day is:
Windsor v. United States
Issue(s): Whether Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, 1 U.S.C. § 7, which defines the term “marriage” for all purposes under federal law as “only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife,” deprives same-sex couples who are lawfully married under the laws of their states (such as New York) of the equal protection of the laws, as guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
Certiorari stage documents:
- Opinion below (2d Cir.)
- Petition for certiorari
- Brief of respondent Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the United States House of Representatives in opposition
- Amicus brief of New York et al.
- Brief of respondent United States
- Reply of petitioner
- Supplemental brief of respondent Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the United States House of Representatives
Recommended Citation: Ben Cheng, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Sep. 18, 2012, 12:49 AM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2012/09/petition-of-the-day-336/