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  • Edie Windsor’s lawyer and the daughters of Zelophehad

    June 28, 2013 | 10:08 am

    Edie Windsor, who brought the lawsuit that this week felled the Defense of Marriage Act, is Jewish. So was her wife, Thea Spyer, who died in 2009.

    The federal government’s insistence on ignoring the spousal exemption and taxing Windsor for Spyer’s estate — despite the fact that...

  • Jewish groups ride roller-coaster week of Supreme Court rulings

    June 26, 2013 | 9:46 am

    A slight bump up on affirmative action, a plunge on voting rights, and on gay marriage, the mountaintop: federal legitimacy.

    It’s been a week of roller-coaster highs and lows at the Supreme Court for liberal Jewish groups. Their collective pledge: Stick it out.

    “These...

  • Supreme Court issues two major rulings expanding gay rights

    June 26, 2013 | 8:24 am

    The Supreme Court upheld the federal rights of same sex couples in states that allow same sex marriages.

    The first of two rulings Wednesday struck down a key part of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, which mandated that federal laws abide by a definition of marriage as a...

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