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Does Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act violate the Fifth Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection of the laws as applied to same-sex couples legally married under state law? See “Justices agree to hear Defense of Marriage Act case.” U.S. v. Windsor, No. 12-307. Certiorari granted:  Dec. 7, 2012. Ruling below: No. 12-2335-cv (2nd Cir. 2012).