DOMA Forbids Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages from Other Countries, Thomas More Society Argues in Phila. Federal Court
PHILADELPHIA, March 12, 2012 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Thomas More Society (TMS) attorney available to media after hearing regarding Jennifer Tobits, lesbian partner of a deceased attorney Sarah Ellyn Farley of the Philadelphia-based Cozen O'Connor, P.C., claiming she is entitled to her "spouse's" profit-sharing plan because they were "married" in Canada. TMS attorneys will argue their "marriage" is not recognized as a legitimate marriage under the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), according to court papers
filed by the Thomas More Society.
Who: Thomas More Society (TMS) Legal Counsel Peter Breen
What: Mr. Breen is available for media interviews following hearing in Cozen O'Connor v. Tobits, et al., no. 11-cv-45
When: TODAY, Monday, March 12, immediately after oral arguments, which begin at 1 p.m. EDT
Where: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Courtroom 11a, 601 Market Street, Philadelphia
Thomas More Society legal counsel Peter Breen will be available for media interviews following his oral arguments asking the court to:
• Award the entirety of the plan benefits of Ellyn Farley to Joan and David Farley, parents of the deceased
• Award prejudgment interest on the plan benefits to the Farleys
• Award attorneys' fees and costs to the Farleys
• Grant the Farleys all other relief to which they are justly entitled on the premises
About the Thomas More Society
Formed in 1997, the Thomas More Society is a national public interest law firm based in Chicago. The Society defends religious liberty, marriage, and the sanctity of human life in courtrooms across the country. For more information, please visit www.thomasmoresociety.org.