A case brought by a federal employee seeking health benefits for her wife is over. The Advocate reports:
The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the appeal of a federal district court ruling in the case of Golinski v. U.S. Office of Personnel Management yesterday, citing the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling which struck down Section 3 of the so-called-Defense of Marriage Act, reports Lambda Legal… “What a wonderful day for Karen, her spouse, Amy Cunninghis, and their family,” Lambda Legal Staff Attorney Tara Borelli said in a statement.
We should see most of the rest of the current batch of DOMA cases wrapping up similarly. Next battle – DOMA’s ban on reciprocity – i.e.: our marriage is no good across state lines.