Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA, Fight Continues

Washington, DC–In a 5-4 decision released today, the Supreme Court voted to strike down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) citing “deprivation of the equal liberty of persons that is protected by the Fifth Amendment.” This law specified that for federal purposes, “the word ‘marriage’ means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife.”

The Obama administration announced in 2011 that it had determined that the definition of marriage in DOMA was unconstitutional, and that it would not defend it in court. Later, some U.S. Department of Justice attorneys that had previously defended DOMA, started filing briefs and making arguments against DOMA. PJI launched and is currently working on the campaign to file complaints against these attorneys in their respected Bar jurisdictions.

While it is disappointed that the Supreme Court did not uphold the Defense of Marriage Act, Pacific Justice Institute is continuing the fight against the attorneys who switched sides to fight against the people of the United States of America—and invites you to sign the complaint.

For media interviews regarding the Supreme Court ruling or on the campaign, please contact President Brad Dacus at 916-857-6900.

Pacific Justice Institute is a non-profit legal organization dedicated to defending religious, parental, and other constitutional rights. 

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