An federal appeals court in Boston has ruled 3-0 that the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutionally prevents legally married same-sex couples in Massachusetts from receiving certain benefits given to heterosexual pairs.
“Today’s landmark ruling makes clear once again that DOMA is a discriminatory law for which there is no justification,” said Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley.
Via press release from the ACLU: A federal appeals court ruled today that the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA) unconstitutionally discriminates against married same-sex couples. In striking down DOMA, the court held that g... Read Post
Big news! The First Court of Appeals ruled in Boston today that it is unconstitutional to deny federal marriage benefits to same-sex couples. The ruling applies to Section Three of the Defense Of Marriage Act. The appeals court agre... Read Post