Impact of U.S. Supreme Court’s Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) Ruling on Immigration Benefits for Same-Sex Couples.

 

On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated ruling in the case of United States v. Windsor, 570 U.S. ___ (2013). In its 5-4 decision, the Court held that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) is unconstitutional as a deprivation of equal liberty for same-sex married couples under the Fifth Amendment.

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