MONTPELIER ó Vermont U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy is joining more than 200 other members of Congress in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
The court is soon to hear the case of Edith Windsor, who had to pay $373,000 in taxes on her spouse Thea Spyerís estate after Spyer died because the federal government didnít recognize that the New York women were married.
A brief filed Friday includes testimony from Vermont marriage equality advocate Susan Murray, who argued that DOMA works to erode the financial security of same-sex couples.MORE IN Vermont NewsWho suggested trimming the Vermont House of Representatives from 150 members to 120? Full StoryBOSTON ó Religious leaders in snowbound New England are beginning to ask themselves how on Earth... Full StoryWho suggested trimming the Vermont House of Representatives from 150 members to 120? Full Story
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