Thursday, July 08, 2010

Federal Judge Rules DOMA Unconstitutional

Fellow law types will get why this is important: The Judge conducted a rational-basis inquiry and found:

DOMA fails to pass constitutional muster even under the highly deferential rational basis test. As set forth in detail below, this court is convinced that 'there exists no fairly conceivable set of facts that could ground a rational relationship' between DOMA and a legitimate government objective. DOMA, therefore, violates core constitutional principles of equal protection.

Gill, et al, Summary Judgment Memorandum