Jul 08, 2010 10:06 PM GMT
GQjock saidThe lawsuit challenges only the portion of the law that prevents the federal government from affording pension and other benefits to same-sex couples.
It's not really overturning DOMA
Peteyboy583 saidActually GQJock summed it up pretty nicely, he utilized the 5th and 10th Amendments as his justification so to give the 1st Circuit and SCOTUS plenty to work with when it is appealed. It doesn't matter how many portions of the Constitution it violates, the lawsuit only touched on a portion of the statute and thus, that is the only portion that is effected by the decision.