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Department of Health and Human Services v. Massachusetts

Petition for certiorari denied on June 27, 2013

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-15 1st Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2012
 
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Issue: Whether Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, 1 U.S.C. 7, violates the Fifth Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection of the laws as applied to persons of the same sex who are legally married under the laws of their state.

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