APA supports legal challenge to DOMA

With the help of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns Office, APA took the lead on an amicus brief (PDF, 116KB) in a challenge to the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), with the Massachusetts Psychological Association, American Psychiatric Association, National Association of Social Workers and its Massachusetts chapter, American Medical Association, and American Academy of Pediatrics. APA’s brief was one of 11 briefs filed in November on behalf of a wide range of academic, professional, and social justice organizations.