Ed Team

No Legitimate Government Interest

Filed By Ed Team | August 19, 2009 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Quote of the Day
Tags: Defense of Marriage Act, Department of Justice, DOJ, DOMA, LGBT families, parenting, smelt vs. united states

"Unlike the intervenors here, the government does not contend that there are legitimate government interests in "creating a legal structure that promotes the raising of children by both of their biological parents" or that the government's interest in 'responsible procreation' justifies Congress's decision to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman."

--U.S. Department of Justice, in its brief for Smelt v. United States, one of the lawsuits challenging the Defense of Marriage Act


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