[JURIST] New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman [official website] filed an amicus curiae brief [text, PDF] challenging the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) [text; JURIST news archive] barring recognition of same-sex marriages [JURIST news archive]. The brief was filed [press release] in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] in the case of Windsor v. United States, arguing that DOMA violates the Equal Protection Clause [Cornell LII backgrounder] by precluding…

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