Justice Department Seeks Supreme Court Review Of DOMA

The Department of Justice has requested that the Supreme Court review two different cases challenging the Defense of Marriage Act, arguing in both that the law should be found unconstitutional as it has in lower courts. House Republicans defending the law made a similar request for review, but arguing the Court should overturn the other rulings and uphold “traditional marriage.” Meanwhile, Republicans attempted to delay another DOMA challenge while these cases proceed, but a district court judge in Connecticut ruled that such a stay would be unfair to its plaintiff, Joanne Pedersen.