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Other Decisions Decision 12-307 (26/06/2013)

Authority: Supreme Court (USA)

Date: 06/26/2013

Subject: The Supreme Court stated the constitutional illegitimacy of Section 3 of the Defence of Marriage Act – DOMA, which limited the concept of marriage to legal unions between men and women, for the violation of the principle of equality

Parties: United States v. Windsor, Executor of the Estate of Spyer, et al.

Original language: English

Classification: Freedoms - Art. 9 Right to marry - Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination

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