As the so called Chaplains Alliance for Religious Liberty(CARL) continues to push for legislation to prevent same gender marriages in installation Chapels, another Federal Court finds the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional. The decision in the case of Windsor v. United States written by a very conservative judge, Dennis Jacobs, appointed by President George H.W. Bush, is one of the strongest indictments of this misguided law.
One of the many quotes of the day from this 2nd Circuit decision:
” But law (federal or state) is not concerned with holy matrimony. Government deals with marriage as a civil status–however fundamental–and New York has elected to extend that status to same-sex couples. A state may enforce and dissolve a couple’s marriage, but it cannot sanctify or bless it. For that, the pair must go next door”.