Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals extends stay in Golinski v. Office of Personnel Management, challenging Section 3 of DOMA
December 13, 2012
By Scottie Thomaston
Back on July 27, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals canceled oral arguments in Golinski v. Office of Personnel Management, a constitutional challenge to Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act filed by Lambda Legal. The court also ordered that the case be held in abeyance pending possible action at the Supreme Court. Since then, of course, the Court agreed to hear United States v. Windsor, a Second Circuit decision striking down Section 3 of DOMA as unconstitutional. Resolution of the Windsor case at the Supreme Court would ultimately decide the issues presented in Golinski, so the Ninth Circuit has issued an order extending the stay pending final resolution of Windsor.
h/t Kathleen for this filing