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The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on a challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) before its summer recess, and legal experts are already in disarray over what the ruling could mean for same-sex...more
Originally published in Law360, New York (April 25, 2012, 4:53 PM ET)
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