District Court Judge Holds that DOMA is Unconstitutional as to Federal Law

The opinion is today’s Golinski v. United States Office of Personnel Mgmt. (N.D. Cal. Feb. 22, 2012). The conclusion: “In this matter, the Court finds that DOMA, as applied to Ms. Golinski, violates her right to equal protection of the law under the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution by, without substantial justification or rational basis, refusing to recognize her lawful marriage to prevent provision of health insurance coverage to her spouse.”

Thanks to Chris Geidner (Metro Weekly) for the pointer.