On February 22, 2011, Jeffrey White, a Federal judge in the U.S. District Court of Northern California, ruled the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) to be unconstitutional when he found that Karen Golinski, an attorney and employee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, had her rights violated under the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution when she was denied spousal benefits that heterosexual employees receive.
By Scottie Thomaston In Golinski v. OPM, District Court Judge Jeffrey White struck down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional. The case is currently on appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In Judge White’s ruling,... Read Post
Moments ago, Judge Jeffery White of the District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) violates the Constitution’s equal protections clause in a case brought by Karen Golinski. G... Read Post