CHICAGO, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to today's Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers has issued the following statement:
"We fully support the Supreme Court's decision. The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) had infringed upon the rights of same-sex couples, who can legally marry in a growing number of states," said Alton Abramowitz, president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. "Same-sex married couples should not have been denied the benefits of more than 1,000 Federal laws available to heterosexual couples, which had been the case with DOMA."
Founded in 1962, the mission of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) is to provide leadership that promotes the highest degree of professionalism and excellence in the practice of family law.
Comprised of the top 1,600 matrimonial attorneys throughout the nation, members are recognized experts in the specialized areas of matrimonial law, including divorce, prenuptial agreements, legal separation, annulment, custody, property valuation and division, support, and the rights of unmarried couples.
SOURCE American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)