MBA signs amicus brief in support of marriage equality

Issue April 2013

The Massachusetts Bar Association recently signed an amicus brief in the case of United States v. Windsor, which challenges Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act. In signing the amici, the MBA joins a coalition of bar associations, civil and human rights groups and public interest and legal service organizations.

The MBA has supported marriage equality since the early 1990s. In addition to filing an amicus brief in Goodridge, the landmark decision that legalized same-sex marriage in Massachusetts, the association set-up a "Post-Goodridge Task Force" to examine compliance issues related to the decision.