1180Part of the DOMA decision
- Jun 26, 2013From pages 25 -26 of the decision
Bottom of 25-26: The federal statute is invalid, for no legitimate purpose overcomes the purpose and effect to disparage and injure those whom the State, by its marriage laws, sought to protect in personhood and dignity. By seeking to displace this protection and treating those persons as living in marriages less respected than others.
This is classic Judge Kennedy