Flood of amicus briefs in DOMA case flesh out clashing views on same-sex marriage

, The National Law Journal

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U.S. Bankruptcy Judge John Olson, who was denied federal benefits for his same-sex spouse because of the Defense of Marriage Act, says the law is based on irrational prejudice that equal protection will not tolerate. But New York lawyer Dovid Schwartz contends the law is justified by the government's legitimate interest in embodying a moral standard that defines the human species.

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