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Lloyd's Op-Eds

Times Union - June 22

"For gays, justice awaits"

Supreme Court appears ready to lift bans on same-sex marriage

The Supreme Court is on the verge of ruling on challenges to the 1996 federal Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment approved by voters in 2008. Both laws target gays and same-sex marriages. DOMA treats as nullities lawful marriages performed in New York and a steadily increasing number of states, for the roughly 1,100 ways that marital status is crucial in the application of federal law. Read More 

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