Sarah Boonin Authors Article on the DOMA Decision

Former Skadden Fellow Sarah Boonin (’05) authored an article for The Huffington Post about the impact and potential implications of the Supreme Court’s DOMA opinion (“A Law Professor’s Perspective on the Supreme Court’s DOMA Case,” June 28). “For me and my family, this week’s Supreme Court Opinion in U.S. v. Windsor, striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and mandating federal recognition of same-sex marriages like mine, was a game-changer,” Sarah said. “In my world, the Court’s opinion in Windsor was about far more than my taxes, my health insurance, and my financial rights in marriage. ... It was about how my wife and I will answer our daughter’s questions about our family. It was about, for the first time, feeling equal in the eyes of my government.”