This ruling, the first to come after the Justice Department announced it would no longer defend this discriminatory statute in court, spells doom for DOMA," Tara Borelli, the lead Lambda Legal attorney on the case, said. "The Court recognized the clear fact that a law that denies one class of individuals the rights and benefits available to all others because of their sexual orientation violates the constitutional guarantee of equality embodied in the Fifth Amendment. DOMA’s Federal Definition of Marriage Unconstitutional, Judge Rules in Golinski Case
Holder is moving the agency away from weak or no enforcement of civil rights laws to much more aggressive enforcement. This includes the hiring of many (106 so far) new career lawyers, almost all with real-world experience in the area of civil rights and civil rights enforcement in regard to gender, racial group, and gay/lesbian groups Obama and Civil Rights Enforcement :: racismreview.com
The Pentagon has ordered a halt to all separations of gay troops under “don’t ask, don’t tell” and will begin accepting applications from prospective recruits who identify themselves as homosexuals. Pentagon suspends DADT in wake of court ruling - Army News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Army Times