Colorado’s Democratic Senators Sign DOMA Challenge

DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s two Democratic Senators are signing onto a legal challenge against the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet are among 212 members of congress who signed the argument that the law unconstitutionally prohibits the federal government from recognizing same-sex married couples. The legal brief was filed Friday with the U.S. Supreme Court.

The challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act is one of two major gay marriage cases on the Supreme Court’s agenda this year.

The brief argues that by defining marriage as only between a man and a woman, the law violates the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection for all people in the United States.

The case is U.S. v Edith Schlain Windsor.

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