Exciting Update: It’s Looking Like SCOTUS May Vote to Strike Down DOMA
The New York Times is reporting that five (read it: a majority) of the Supreme Court justices are “skeptical of ban on benefits to gay spouses.” The Times‘ assumption came after comments from swing voter Justice Anthony Kennedy that seemed leery of the Defense of Marriage Act. The article reports that:
Justice Kennedy is thought to hold the crucial vote in the case. He wrote the majority opinions in Lawrence v. Texas, a 2003 decision that struck down a Texas law making gay sex a crime, and in Romer v. Evans, a 1996 decision that struck down a Colorado constitutional amendment that banned the passage of laws protecting gay men and lesbians.
In the Windsor case, two of Justice Kennedy’s central concerns — states’ rights and gay rights — may be said to align, and many observers predict that he will vote to strike down the law.
Earlier, the SCOTUS blog also tweeted that:
Things are looking good for this one, folks! Stay tuned for more email@example.com.