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DOMA trial: The Golinski decision revisited, and the crucial importance of heightened scrutiny

By Jacob Combs It’s been exactly a month to the day since Judge Jeffrey White of the Northern District of California struck down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional in Golinski v. Office of Personnel Management.  It is of course significant that DOMA has now been struck down by two district courts, and equally [...]
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GOP Senators file a brief in a DOMA case, in favor of the law

LGBT / Gay : Prop 8 Trial Tracker (2 years ago)

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

DOMA: Initial en banc hearing denied in Golinski, oral argument set for week of 9/10-9/14

LGBT / Gay : Prop 8 Trial Tracker (2 years ago)

By Scottie Thomaston Thanks to Kathleen for this filing In Golinski v. OPM District Court Judge Jeffrey White struck down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional. In reaching the decision, the judge said that “the appropriat... Read Post

Breaking: California district court rules DOMA unconstitutional

LGBT / Gay : Prop 8 Trial Tracker (2 years ago)

By Jacob Combs Today marked another major milestone in the path to getting rid of the Defense of Marriage Act, as Judge Jeffrey White of the Northern District of California struck down DOMA in the case Golinski v. OPM. Judge White, ... Read Post


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