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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The new "superwomen" -- Edith Windsor (US v. Windsor) and Attorney Roberta Kaplan, and their fight to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act


Tomorrow, March 28, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, 1 U.S.C. § 7, which defines the term “marriage” for all purposes under federal law as “only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife,” deprives same-sex couples who are lawfully married under the laws of their states (such as New York) of the equal protection of the laws, as guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.  We would like to wish Roberta Kaplan, Esq., partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind and longtime attorney for Edith Windsor luck tomorrow.  Roberta has called herself a “stress junkie,” and arguing this matter before the US Supreme Court doesn’t get much more stressful. 

Here is link to an interview with Attorney Kaplan, conducted by Victor Li,  from approximately two years ago, from AmLawDaily:


http://amlawdaily.typepad.com/amlawdaily/2011/02/robertakaplanqa.html